Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Pro fields announced for Brooks PR Invitational...

paulmerca.blogspot.com received an email from Brooks Running media relations guru Derek Lactaoen announcing the tentative fields for the four pro races at the Brooks PR Invitational meet Saturday at Renton Stadium in the Seattle suburb of Renton.

As mentioned in Monday’s post, University of Washington’s Izaic Yorks, who finished second in last week’s NCAA 1500 meter finals in Eugene, will make his pro debut in a field that includes NCAA champ Clayton Murphy of Akron, along with past US Olympians Andrew Wheating and Leo Manzano, along with Garrett Heath and Dorian Ulrey of the Brooks Beasts.  Irish Olympian and 2011 world championships 1500m finalist Ciaran O’Lionaird is also in the field as they go for the Olympic standard of 3:36.20 and the US Olympic trials standard of 3:38.00.

The women’s 1500 has University of Washington alum Katie Mackey (left/photo by Paul Merca) of the host Brooks Beasts and training partner Brie Felnagle from Tacoma as the headliners.  Angela Bizzarri and Jessica Tonn of the Beasts drop down in distance, while collegians Ashley Maton of Oregon and Anna Maxwell from the University of Washington add some spice to the field, which is aiming for the Olympic standard of 4:07.00 and the US trials standard of 4:09.50.

In the women’s 800, 2012 US Olympian Geena Gall is the headliner, along with Megan Malasarte and Natalja Piliusina of the Brooks Beasts.  Seattle Pacific alum McKayla Fricker, along with Lea Wallace and Shannon Leinert are also in the field as they aim for the Olympic standard of 2:01.50 and the Trials standard of 2:03.00

Finally, two time US Olympian and 2013 world championship silver medalist Nick Symmonds of the Brooks Beasts headlines the rarely contested men’s 600m run, along with teammate and 2015 world championship competitor Cas Loxsom, and fellow Beast Drew Windle, who punched his Olympic Trials ticket Sunday when he won the fast section of the men’s 800 at the Portland Track Festival.


The women's 800 will be held at 2:05pm, while the men's 600 will commence at 2:45pm.  The women's 1500 starts at 3:05, while the men's 1500 closes the meet at 3:50.  The complete time schedule is available here.  Media partner Flotrack will provide live streaming of the meet.

The complete fields for the pro section of the Brooks PR Invitational are listed below:


Elite Women's 800m


McKayla Fricker
2:00.81
Brooks ID - High Performance West
Geena Gall
1:59.24
Brooks ID
Shannon Leinert
2:01.62
Brooks ID
Megan Malasarte
2:02.06
Brooks Beasts
Brigitte Mania
2:04.40
Atlanta Track Club
Natalija PiliuĊĦina
2:01.59
Brooks Beasts
Lea Wallace
2:00.30
unattached






Elite Women's 1500m


Angela Bizzarri
4:11.26
Brooks Beasts
Alli Cash
4:16.56
Oregon
Christy Cazzola
4:14.20
Atlanta Track Club
Lianne Farber
4:13.16
New Balance - NorCal Distance Project
Brie Felnagle
4:05.64
adidas
Katie Mackey
4:03.81
Brooks Beasts
Ashley Maton
4:18.38
Oregon
Anna Maxwell
4:12.62
Washington
Yolanda Ngarambe
4:16.15
Atlanta Track Club
Jess Tonn
4:18.28
Brooks Beasts
Tara Welling
4:24.54
Skechers - High Performance West
Phoebe Wright
Pacer
Nike
McKayla Fricker
Pacer
Brooks ID - High Performance West



Elite Men's 600m


Cas Loxsom
01:44.9
Brooks Beasts
Stephan Bullard
01:49.1
Team Run Eugene
Nathan Fleck
01:47.7
High Performance West
Drew Windle
01:45.6
Brooks Beasts
Nick Symmonds
01:42.9
Brooks Beasts



Elite Men's 1500m


Eric Avila
3:40.20
Hoka One One
Josh Thompson
3:41.88
Oklahoma State
Travis Burkstrand
3:40.60
Brooks ID
Kirubel Erassa
3:39.05
Atlanta Track Club
Garrett Heath
3:34.12
Brooks Beasts
Brandon Lasater
3:42.91
Atlanta Track Club
Frezer Legesse
3:36.93
Under Armour
Leo Manzano
3:30.98
Hoka One One
Riley Masters
3:36.49
Brooks Beasts
Clayton Murphy
3:36.23
Akron
Ciaran O'Lionaird
3:34.46
Nike OTC
Duncan Phillips
3:38.28
Brooks ID
Dorian Ulrey
3:35.23
Brooks Beasts
Andrew Wheating
3:30.90
Nike OTC
Izaic Yorks
3:37.74
Washington
Mark Wieczorek
Pacer
Team Wizzo
Daniel Herrera
Pacer
High Performance West

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