Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Ginnie Powell 7th in Lausanne; Bernard Lagat 8th in 800...

LAUSANNE, Switzerland--In their first race since competing in Eugene at the USA Championships, hurdler Ginnie Powell from Rainier Beach HS finished seventh in the 100 meter hurdles, and former Washington State All-American Bernard Lagat finished eighth in the 800 meter run at the Lausanne Super Grand Prix meet under rainy conditions.

Australia's Sally McLellan won the race in 12.60, while Powell, who was still shaking off the effects of traveling from the United States ran 12.83.

Courtesy of media partner flotrack.org, here's the post race interview with Powell:

As he did at the USA Championships in Eugene, reigning double world champion Bernard Lagat dropped down from 1500 meters to the 800, finishing eighth in a season best time of 1:46.84.

Here's his post-race comments, courtesy of media partner flotrack.org:

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Powell moves on to Rome for the Golden Gala meet on Friday, while Lagat will run a 1500 in Morocco on Sunday.

Complete results from the Super Grand Prix meet in Lausanne can be accessed here.

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