Saturday, June 12, 2010

Seattle high schooler Maddie Meyers wins Jim Ryun Dream Mile at adidas GP...

NEW YORK--Seattle high school sophomore Maddie Meyers (left/photo by Leo Collins, youthrunner.com) from Class 1A Northwest School turned a lot of heads in the Jim Ryun Dream Mile for the nation's top prep runners at the adidas Grand Prix meet at Icahn Stadium.

Meyers, a triple winner in the 800, 1600 & 3200 at last month's state meet, and who during the indoor season ran 4:46.77 at the UW Last Chance field to set the Washington state high school record indoors in the event, ran 4:41.93 to beat a field that included Florida state champ Shelby Hayes, and New York state champ Kelsey Margey.

Hayes, from Winter Park, FL., ran 4:43.00 for the runner up position, while Margey, out of Greenlawn, NY was third in 4:43.91.

Incoming University of Washington freshman Katie Flood from Des Moines, Iowa finished fifth in 4:44.51.

In the women's discus, three-time US Olympian Aretha Thurmond from Federal Way finished second behind Croatia's Sandra Perkovic (203-3/61.96m) with a toss of 200-9 (61.19m).

Rainier Beach HS graduate Ginnie (Powell) Crawford finished third in the women's 100 meter hurdles in a season best 12.63, behind world indoor champ Lolo Jones' world leading 12.55, and Canadian Perdita Felicien's season best of 12.58.

Washington State University hall of famer Bernard Lagat, who set the American record in the 5000 meter run last week, took fifth in the 1500 meter run, as the reigning IAAF world indoor 3000m champ ran 3:34.36, as Kenya's Nicholas Kemboi took the win in a meet record time of 3:33.29.

Complete results from the adidas Grand Prix, part of the Samsung Diamond League circuit, are available here.

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