Sunday, July 1, 2018

WEEKEND RECAP: UW grad Amy-Eloise Neale finishes ninth at British Championships...

Here’s the wrap on what happened over the weekend:

In Birmingham, England, recent University of Washington grad Amy-Eloise Neale (left/photo by Paul Merca) finished ninth Sunday in the 5000 meters at the British national championships.

Neale, competing for the Wakefield District Harriers, ran 16:19.55 in the meet, which was the selection meet for the European Championships in Berlin next month.

Stephanie Twell won the race in a time of 16:07.24.

Complete results of the British national championships are available here.

Saturday in Paris, former Renton resident Devon Allen finished third in the finals of the 110 hurdles at the Meeting de Paris IAAF Diamond League stop at the Charlety Stadium.

Allen, fresh off winning his third USATF national championship last week in Des Moines, Iowa, ran a season best 13.23, as Jamaica’s Ronald Levy took the win in 13.18.

Earlier in the day, Allen snared the last spot in the finals, as he finished fifth in his heat in 13.34.

The IAAF Diamond League tour moves on to Lausanne, Switzerland for Thursday’s Athletissima meeting, where Allen is expected to run his specialty.

In addition, Pullman’s Katie Nageotte, who finished second in the USATF championships in the pole vault, is expected to compete in Lausanne as well.

Complete results of the Meeting de Paris are available here.

Finally, USA Track & Field announced the team that will compete in the Athletics World Cup meet in London July 14-15 at Queen Elizabeth Stadium, which hosted last year’s IAAF World Track & Field Championships.

At this first-ever meet, eight countries will come together to showcase their track and field skills against the best in the world, with each country fielding one male and one female per event. All IAAF-recognized events up to the 1500m will be contested.

Allen, along with Nageotte, are part of a strong Team USATF squad.

Also included on the team are three-time US Olympian in the javelin Kara Winger from Vancouver, along with USATF second-place finisher and University of Washington alum Izaic Yorks of the Brooks Beasts.

For Yorks, this appearance marks his first time competing on a US senior national team.

Spokane Community College hurdles coach Linda Lanker will serve as head women’s coach, while former University of Washington head coach Orin Richburg serves as the relay coach.

The USATF release and team roster is available here.

NOTE:  British Athletics, the IAAF, and USA Track & Field contributed to this report.

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