Friday, July 3, 2015

Riley Masters takes second at Portland Summer Twilight...

PORTLAND—Riley Masters (left/photo by Paul Merca) of the Seattle based Brooks Beasts finished second in the 1500 meters Thursday night at the Portland Summer Twilight meet at Lewis & Clark College.

The twilight meet was set up as an opportunity for several athletes to chase the IAAF world championships standard in that event of 3:36.20.

Robby Andrews, who finished second in the USA championships last week in Eugene, took the victory in 3:35.82 to officially punch his ticket to Beijing, as he did not have the standard until last night.

Washington State volunteer assistant coach Liga Velvere won the women’s 800 in 2:02.90 as she goes for the IAAF standard of 2:01.00.


WINGER & BERRY COMPETE IN PARIS DIAMOND LEAGUE MEET

USA national champion Kara Winger of Vancouver will throw in Saturday’s Meeting Areva in the Paris suburb of St. Denis, as the IAAF Diamond League circuit resumes.

She will throw against a field that includes Olympic champion Barbora Spotakova of the Czech Republic and the two women ahead of Winger on the current world list in Sunette Viljoen of South Africa and Kim Mickle of Australia.

Rainier Beach HS grad Michael Berry is entered in the 400 meters, where he will face defending Olympic champ Kirani James of Grenada.


LANANNA DISCUSSES PRO TRACK LEAGUE IN 2016

Lost in the shuffle of the meet coverage and the Alberto Salazar/Kara Goucher sideshow was as announcement by TrackTown USA president Vin Lananna to start a pro track & field league next season.

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