Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Norwegian national indoor 1500 record goes down again as Måkestad lowers to 4:08.65...

STOCKHOLM, Sweden--Former University of Washington standout Ingvill Måkestad (left/photo courtesy runingvill.wordpress.com) broke her own Norwegian national record in the 1500 meters at Tuesday night's running of the XL Galan indoor meeting at Ericcson Globe Arena.

Måkestad finished ninth in 4:08.65 in a very competitive race won by Ethiopia's Abeba Arigawi in a 2011 world leading time of 4:01.47, in which she lead from gun to tape after Russian pacesetter Irina Maracheva dropped out. 

Måkestad broke the national record she set in Birmingham, England on Saturday of 4:09.17

This was Arigawi's second straight world leading mark, having set the previous world leader in winning in Birmingham on Saturday

The former Husky was content to tuck in the field that included American Morgan Uceny, who set a personal best of 4:05.35 in finishing fourth, Sylvia Ejdys of Poland's PR of 4:05.38 (European leader), Helen Clitheroe of Great Britain's 4:06.86 in 6th, Renata Plis' 4:07.10 in 7th, and Hannah England's 4:07.13 in eighth.

Måkestad will face many of these same athletes in the Stockholm field at the upcoming European championships in Paris March 4-6th.

Former Washington State University high jumper Ebba Jungmark from Sweden finished in a tie for second with Estonia's Grete Udras clearing 6-2 3/4 (1.90m).

Russia's Mariya Kuchina won the event with a clearance of 6-4 (1.93m).

Results from the XL Galan meeting are available here.

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