Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Quartet of Nike Oregon Project runners entered in Saturday's UW Indoor Preview...

Reigning world indoor 3000 meter champion Yomif Kejelcha (left/photo by Paul Merca) of Ethiopia, along with Nike Oregon Project members Clayton Murphy, Sifan Hassan and Craig Engels are also among those entered in Saturday’s UW Indoor Preview meet at the Dempsey Indoor facility.

Kejelcha, an Ethiopian who was fourth in the 5000 at the world outdoor championships in London,  will run both the 1000 and the mile, while Murphy, the 2016 Olympic bronze medalist in the 800 meters, will run the 800. 

Murphy is coming off a disappointing 2017 season that ended at the USATF championships when he sustained an injury in the 1500 that caused him to withdraw from the 800, where he was among the favorites to earn a spot on the world championship team.

Hassan, the reigning world indoor champion from the Netherlands in the 1500, will drop down in distance, as she is entered in both the 400 and 600 meters.

Engles, a former All-American at the University of Mississippi, is entered in the men’s 3000.

paulmerca.blogspot.com will have a full preview of Saturday’s UW Indoor Preview later this week.

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