Friday, June 5, 2015

Fricker wins Adrian Martinez Classic 800; McNamara wins Nike Festival of Miles...

CONCORD, MA.—Seattle Pacific University alum McKayla Fricker (left/photo by Paul Merca) won the 800 meter run at the Adrian Martinez Classic Thursday night at Emerson Field.

Fricker, who was coming off a breakthrough performance at the Nike Prefontaine Classic, where she ran a personal best 2:01.64 on May 29th, ran 2:03.57.

In the women’s ADRO Mile, Amanda Mergaert of the Brooks Beasts finished 11th in a time of 4:34.9.

University of Washington alum Megan Goethals was 17th in the women’s 5000, running 16:06.80, one spot behind Western Washington alum Sarah Crouch, who ran 16:01.99.

In St. Louis, Auburn/Riverside alum Jordan McNamara successfully defended his title at the Nike Festival of Miles race.

McNamara, who won this race in 2011 and 2014, ran 3:58.81 to take home $2000--$1000 for the win and $1000 bonus for breaking 4 minutes.

The race was significant in that third place finisher Grant Fisher from Grand Blanc, Michigan became the seventh high schooler in American history to break 4 minutes in the mile, as he finished third in 3:59.38, matching the time Matthew Maton of Bend, Oregon ran at the Oregon Twilight meet last month.

Fisher joins Jim Ryun, Tim Danielson, Marty Liquori, Alan Webb, Lukas Verzbicas, and Maton as preps who have turned in a sub-4 mile while in high school.

Courtesy of Flotrack, here's a video interview with McNamara:

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