Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Auburn/Riverside alum Jordan McNamara scores third straight personal best in Lignano...

LIGNANO, Italy--Jordan McNamara (left/photo courtesy jordanmcnamara.wordpress.com), an alum of Auburn/Riverside HS, scored his third consecutive personal best on his current European tour, finishing second in the 1500 at the 22nd Meeting Internazionale di Atletica Leggera.

McNamara, who spent most of the 2010 season injured, ran 3:37.19 to finish second to Ethiopia's Henok Legesse, who crossed the line at 3:36.45.

In the race, McNamara spent the vast majority in about fifth or sixth place, before making a pair decisive moves--one after the 1200 meter mark, and exiting the final turn.

Courtesy of media partner Flotrack, here is video of the race:

In the men's discus, Washington State alum Ian Waltz won over an all-Italian field with a toss of 201-1 (61.31m).

Brie Felnagle, a former Bellarmine Prep standout,  finished 11th in the 800 meters, running 2:05.84, as Morgan Uceny won in 1:58.37.

In the women's 5000, UW alum Katie Follett finished eighth in 15:50.01, as Elizabeth Maloy won in 15:15.34.

Complete results from the 22nd Meeting Internazionale di Atletica Leggera are available here.

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