Sunday, August 20, 2017

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Mead 7th in Birmingham DL; Fields wins Falmouth Elite Mile...

In Birmingham, England, former Puyallup resident Hassan Mead finished seventh in the 3000 meters at the Müller Birmingham Grand Prix Sunday, the twelfth stop on the IAAF Diamond League tour.

Mead ran 7:51.09, as Mo Farah of the Nike Oregon Project ran to the victory in 7:38.64, in the British legend’s final track race on home soil.

The IAAF Diamond League tour resumes on August 24th with the Weltklasse Zürich meet in Switzerland, and the AG Memorial Van Damme meet on September 1st.

Saturday in Falmouth, Massachusetts, Hannah Fields (left/photo by Mike Scott) of the Seattle-based Brooks Beasts won the Aetna Falmouth Elite Mile race.

Fields ran 4:28.32 to set a personal best to outkick Nicole Sifuentes (4:28.51) and Lauren Johnson (4:29.21) over the last 75 meters.

Katie Mackey of the Beasts, a three time winner of the Falmouth Mile, was sixth in 4:31.58, as she raced for the first time since missing the USATF national championships in June with an injury, while Beasts teammate Natalja Piliusina was eighth in 4:54.02.

In the men’s mile, Craig Engels of the Nike Oregon Project snuck past two-time Olympic 1500m medalist Nick Willis of New Zealand to win in 4:00.19 to Willis’ 4:00.47.

Willis had raced six days earlier in the world championships at 1500 meters.

Garrett Heath of the Brooks Beasts was fourth in 4:00.86.

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