Tuesday, April 18, 2017

UW alum Lindsay Flanagan finishes 11th at Boston Marathon...

BOSTON—University of Washington alum Lindsay Flanagan (left/photo by Mike Scott) finished eleventh at the Boston Marathon Monday morning, running her third fastest time for the distance.

Flanagan, who entered the Boston Marathon with a personal best of 2:29:28, set at last year’s Frankfurt Marathon in Germany, completed the race from Hopkinton to Boston in a time of 2:33:44.

Ccmpeting in warm conditions for mid-April that reached the mid-70s, she was the third American to cross the finish line, behind Oregon alum Jordan Hasay, who finished third in her marathon debut (2:23:00), and Arizona State alum Des Linden, who was fourth (2:25:06).

Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat won one of the world’s most prestigious marathons, in a time of 2:21:52.

Kenya’s Geoffrey Kirui won the men’s Boston title in a time of 2:09:37 over Olympic marathon bronze medalist and Oregon alum Galen Rupp, who ran 2:09.58.

Three other Pac-12 alums finished in the top ten—Oregon alum Shadrack Kiptoo Biwott in fourth (2:12:08), Arizona alum Abdi Abdirahman in sixth (2:12:45), and Oregon alum Luke Puskedra in ninth (2:14:45).

The University of Washington women’s track team inched slightly up the USTFCCCA’s national computer rankings, released Monday, moving up to #12, from their previous #13 ranking last week.

The country’s top five women’s teams are Oregon, Arkansas, Kentucky, LSU and USC.

The only other Pac-12 school ranked in the national top 25 is Stanford at #10.

On the men’s side, the country’s top five teams are Florida, Texas A&M, Oregon, Alabama, and Georgia.

Other Pac-12 schools ranked in the national top 25 are #11 USC, #14 Stanford, and #20 UCLA.

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