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Jager beats Bor to win the 3000m steeplechase title at USATF Outdoor Championships

Thunderstorms didn’t dampen the final day’s competition as American record holder and Olympic silver medalist Evan Jager claimed his seventh USATF Outdoor Championships winning the Michelob ULTRA men’s 3,000 steeplechase that was held on Sunday (24) in Drake Stadium, United States.

The lead was exchanged between Haron Lagat , Hillary Bor and Jager several times, but Jager charged to the lead with five laps to go. Bor was on the rail, Jager on his shoulder then Lagat came from third to take the lead. Jager was close behind.

With three laps to go Jager and Lagat were two strides ahead of the pack. Bor and Andy Bayer were close behind and moved up with two laps to go when Jager extended his lead to two meters. He picked up the pace a bit ahead of Lagat and Bayer and led the pack of three through the bell.

Jager sprinted to the finish 8:20.10 to break the stadium record. Bor was second 8:22.58 and Bayer was third in 8:24.66.

Stanley Kebenei took fourth place while Haron Lagat took fifth in 8:28.39 and 8:28.88 respectively.

LEADING RESULTS

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  1. Evan Jager  8:20.10
  2. Hillary Bor 8:22.58
  3. Andy Bayer 8:24.66
  4. Stanley Kebenei 8:28.39
  5. Jordan Mann  8:28.55
  6. Haron Lagat 8:28.88

Centrowitz delights crowd with solid double at USATF Distance Classic

On a beautiful spring evening on the campus of Occidental College distance runners took to the track at the USATF Distance Classic looking to hit a new gear as the USATF Outdoor Championships quickly approach.

Craig Engels, the 2018 World Indoor 800m finalist, came from behind to defeat a stacked men’s 800m field in 1:47.40. Carter Lily took second crossing the line in 1:47.54 and Harun Abda was third in 1:47.87. Olympic 1500m gold medalist Matthew Centrowitz finished fifth with a season best 1:48.36. In his outdoor season debut, 2017 World Indoor Champion Boris Berian returned to the track from an achilles injury to finish in 1:50.70.

The four fastest men’s 1500m times came out of heat one with John Gregorek winning in 3:36.95, Jordan Gusman finished second with a time of 3:37.52, Hassan Mead crossed the line in 3:38.32 and Edward Crawford clocked 3:38.67. Centrowitz returned an hour after the 800m to win section two of the 1500m, holding off Kyle Merber for a time of 3.38.99. Merber clocked 3:39.15 and Colby Alexander finished in third in section two in 3:39.74.

In the women’s 800m, Ce’Aira Brown out kicked Hanna Green and Brenda Martinez in the final 100m, missing a new personal best by less than a second with a time of 2:00.38. Green clocked 2:01.40 for second place while Martinez, the meet and stadium record holder finished third with a time of 2:02.03.

Shalaya Kipp won the women’s 3000m Steeplechase in 9:44.34 and M.J. Erb won on the men’s side in 8:32.78.

In a tight battle in the 5000m, Lauren Paquette edged out Rachel Cliff in 15:19.17. Cliff crossed the line in 15:20.66. To close out the night, Reid Buchanan clocked 13:33.38 to defeat George Parsons.