Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Jordan McNamara strings together a personal best in Liege...

LIEGE, Belgium--Auburn/Riverside graduate Jordan McNamara (left/photo by Paul Merca) continued his strong running with a second place finish in the men's 3000 at the Meeting International d'Athletisme de la Province de Liege.

McNamara set a new personal best of 7:50.48, moving very quickly over the last 150 meters, but ran out of real estate, as 2008 US Olympian Lopez Lomong took the win in 7:50.36.

Courtesy of Flotrack, here is a video interview with McNamara afterwards describing his race.

In the women's 1500 meters, University of Washington alum Katie Follett finished third in 4:12.82, as Americans took the first four spots, led by winner and Olympian Alice Schmidt, who ran 4:11.64.

Tacoma's Brie Felnagle finished 11th in a time of 4:16.85.

Complete results from the Meeting International d'Athletisme de la Province de Liege are available here.

Recent University of Washington grad Kyle Nielsen finished third in the javelin in the final meet of the National Track League circuit, the Toronto International Track & Field Games at Varsity Stadium.

The Husky All-American threw 243-4 (74.16m), as Scott Russell, the series leader won with a best of 278-3 (84.81m), followed by former University of Oregon standout Cyrus Hostetler, who placed second with a toss of 255-0 (77.72m).

In the men's 100 meter dash, former Washington State standout Anson Henry finished sixth in 10.60, as Olympic medalist Walter Dix won in 10.18.

In the women's 100 meter hurdles, former Husky Falesha Ankton, who ran in all four meets of the NTL tour, finished eighth in 13.88, as series leader Phylicia George won in 12.87.

Complete results of the Toronto International are available here.

In Rythymno, Greece, former Husky Märt Israel finished second in the discus at the Vardinoyiannia International meeting with a throw of 217-10 (66.40m) to finish behind the legendary Virgilijus Alekna, who threw 222-8 (67.88m).

Washington State alum Ian Waltz was sixth with a throw of 198-9 (60.58m).

Results from the Vardinoyiannia International meeting are available here.

An update on Washington's James Alaka, who will run both the 100 and 200 at the European Under-23 championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic starting Thursday--his first round race will commence at 1:50 am, Seattle time (10:50 am in Ostrava), and will be streamed live via

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