Sunday, September 8, 2013

Mackey finishes eleventh in Rieti over 3000 meters...

RIETI, Italy--In the final meet of the IAAF World Challenge series, University of Washington alum Katie Mackey (left/photo by Paul Merca) set a personal best in the 3000 meter run at the Rieti meeting at the Raul Guidobaldi track Sunday.

Mackey, who competes for the Seattle-based Brooks Beasts, broke 9 minutes for the first time in her career, as she finished 11th in a time of 8:59.41.

Kenya's Mercy Cherono, the silver medalist over 5000 meters at the recent IAAF world championships in Moscow, took the victory in 8:35.97, leading a 1-2-3 Kenyan sweep.

Emily Infeld was the first American across the line in fifth in 8:41.43.

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