Monday, July 7, 2014

Former Dawgs Måkestad Bovin & Mackey go 3-4 in 1500 in Montreuil...

MONTREUIL, France--Former University of Washington standouts Ingvill Måkestad Bovin (left/photo by Paul Merca) and Katie Mackey finished 3-4 in the 1500 meter run at the Meeting Pro Athlé Tour de Montreuil Monday evening.

Måkestad Bovin, a 2011 world championships finalist at this distance, and a 2012 Norwegian Olympian making a return from maternity, was third in 4:07.64, with Mackey just a few steps behind her in 4:08.44.

Måkestad Bovin was tucked in with the pack and tried to make a move with 200 meters to go, but found herself pinned to the rail in the final straightaway, and tried to go outside but it was too late.

Kokeb Tesfaye of Ethiopia took the victory in 4:07.34.

Courtesy of the meet organizers, here is the full video of the race (audio in French):

In Victoria, several athletes with Washington ties are entered in Tuesday night's Victoria International Track Classic at Centennial Stadium.

On the field, Spokane native Britney Henry of Oiselle, who finished fourth at the Edmonton International on Sunday is entered in the hammer.  

University of Washington alum Kyle Nielsen is entered in the men's javelin.

On the track, Angela Bizzarri and Jessica Tebo of the Seattle based Brooks Beasts are entered in the 1500, as is Seattle resident and Oregon State alum Laura Carlyle, competing for Oiselle.

Flotrack will provide streaming video of the Victoria International (a Pro account is required).

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