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

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


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