Event Hub

The 2016 Payton Jordan 'Depth of Talent' By the Numbers

The 2016 Payton Jordan 'Depth of Talent' By the Numbers
Photo: Image of Sport
Now that we've had a couple days to let our heads stop spinning, let's take a moment to appreciate the awesomeness that was the 2016 Payton Jordan Invitational. Dave Keifer of Stanford Communications did a great job of breaking down the "depth of talent" in the fields

Some notable stats he included from the weekend are listed below:

How many achieved Olympic standard times at Payton Jordan? Sixty-seven. 

Here's the breakdown:

  • ​Women's 10,000: 26
  • Men's 10,000: 8
  • Women's 5,000: 8
  • Men's 5,000: 7
  • Men's steeplechase: 7
  • Women's 800: 5
  • Women's steeplechase: 3
  • Women's 200: 2
  • Women's 400: 2
  • Women's 1,500: 1

New World Leaders:

- Linden Hall of Australia ran 4:04 in the 1500m

- Sally Kipyego of Kenya ran 14:58 in the 5K

- Matt Hughes of Canada ran 8:22 in the steeplechase 

New Masters World Record:

- Bernard Lagat, 41, ran 27:49 in his 10K debut

Talent By the Numbers:  

- 52 men broke 14 minutes in the 5K

- 41 women broke 16 minutes in the 5K

- 39 women broke 4:20 in the 1500m

- 34 women broke 33 minutes in the 10K

- 33 men broke 29 minutes in the 10K

And those are just a few of the stats that Keifer highlighted. Check out the full breakdown on GoStanford.com.

How To Watch The 2017 Payton Jordan Invitational

ON TV: Now available on Roku and Apple TV 4 -- download the FloSports app today!
STREAMING: Available only on FloTrack. SIGN UP HERE
  • A yearly FloPRO subscription provides access to ALL FloSports sites.

Join The Conversation On Social

• Follow us on Twitter @FloTrack
• Follow us on Instagram @FloTrack_TrackIsBack
• Follow us on Facebook

Archived Competition Footage

Video footage from the competition will be archived and stored in a video library for FloPRO subscribers to watch for the duration of their subscription.

FloSports, Inc.

FloSports, an innovative sports media and events company, based in Austin, Texas, is the authentic source for content and a new world of coverage that true fans have been waiting for. Focused on three areas – live competition and coverage, original content, and owned and operated events – the company takes fragmented communities and provides them the platform to connect with the sports they love.

Learn More at FloSports.tv