Saturday, June 2, 2012
Though it was initially announced as tying the world record set by Cuba's Dayron Robles, China's Liu Xiang's (left/photo by Paul Merca) time of 12.87 was found to be just a hair over the allowable wind reading as he rode a 2.4 meter per second breeze to beat American Aries Merritt, who ran 12.96.
Nonetheless, Liu's run was recognized as the most outstanding performance of the meet.
In the women's 3000, Tacoma native Brie Felnagle finished fourth, as she ran off the pace before making a late charge, clocking 8:51.38, as Morocco's Mariem Alaoui Selsouli won in a meet record and world leading time of 8:34.47.
Washington State's former NCAA champ Ebba Jungmark from Sweden made her first return to the Northwest, finishing seventh in the high jump, clearing 6-3 1/4 (1.91m).
Reigning world champ Anna Chicherova of Russia took the win with a world leading jump of 6-7 1/2 (2.02m).
In the day's final event, the Bowerman Mile, Washington State hall of famer and reigning world indoor 3000m champ Bernard Lagat finished 14th, running 3:54.28, as Kenya's Asbel Kiprop, the defending Olympic champ, won in a world leading time of 3:49.40.
Afterwards, Lagat told paulmerca.blogspot.com that he wasn't so concerned with today's race, as he's prepping for the Olympic Trials 5000.
"What matters is what happens here in three weeks with the 5000," he said.
Auburn-Riverside alum Jordan McNamara was a last minute add to pace the men's 5000, running the first mile to set up Mo Farah's win in a meet record 12:56.98.
Complete results from the Nike Prefontaine Classic are available here.
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