M 1500 H01 (Mo Farah, Rupp, Andrews tight finish, Oxy 2012)
Mo, Galen and RobbyAndrews! Yup A guy in a cotton tank top almost beat the World Champ Section 1 1 Mo Farah Nike O T C 3:34.66 2 Galen Rupp Nike O T C 3:34.75 3 Robby Andrews Unattached 3:34.78 4 Leo Manzano Nike 3:36.08 5 AJ Acosta Unattached 3:36.41 6 Riley Masters U/Oklahoma 3:37.19 7 Alan Webb Nike 3:37.26 8 Peter Van Der Westhuzen South Africa 3:37.45 9 Miles Batty BYU 3:37.50 10 Will Leer Nike 3:39.31 11 Brian Gagnon N J-N Y TC 3:39.49 12 Andrew Bumbalough Nike O T C 3:40.11
M 5k H01 (Farah Leads Ritz to Standard, 2012 Oxy HP)
Ritz is back back baby! Big thanks to Mo Farah who may have the had one of the most impresive doubles we have ever seen. After winning the 1500 in 3:34.66 he comes back 90mins later and wins 5k in 13:12. Chelanga and Barrios also with huge races! Event 8 Men 5000 Meter Run ============================================ Name Year Team Finals ============================================ Finals 1 Mo Farah Nike O T C 13:12.87 2 Juan Luis Barrios Nike 13:13.54 3 Sam Chelanga Nike O T C 13:14.05 4 Dathan Ritzenhein Nike O T C 13:14.72 5 Adrian Blincoe New Balance 13:23.73 6 Rory Fraser UK Athletics 13:27.87 7 Scott Bauhs Mammoth TC 13:28.40 8 Elliott Heath Unattached 13:28.65 9 Brandon Bethke Michigan Elite 13:29.26 10 Bolota Asmerom Unattached 13:30.33 11 Ian Dobson Oregon TC 13:30.70 12 Jacob Riley Unattached 13:32.82 13 Tony Okello Santa Monica TC 13:33.19 14 Robert Cheseret U S Army 13:37.02 15 Forest Braden Unattached 13:42.14 16 Sean Houseworth Falcon Dst Prjct 13:46.73 17 Lane Werley Unattached 13:58.81 18 Ruben Sanca Cape Verde 14:26.49 19 Jeremy Johnson Brooks 14:36.27 -- Matt Tegenkamp Nike O T C DNF -- Josphat Boit Mammoth TC DNF
RUN JUNKIE: Tapeworm Infestation, Merbalicious, Oxy Outbursts
Episode 28: Your mind not be able to handle the beastliness of the OXY this weekend. Our minds cant make sense out of collegiate records. Find out what we are usually doing when entry lists are released and oh dear Lord Texas high schoolers are fast. LIKE LIKE LIKE LIKE LIKE US ON FACEBOOK CRUSH FLOWRESTLING!!! MERBALICIOUS Oxy Entries Jock vs Martin Texas State Meet Dohehaw Diamond League Van Ingen Breakthrough
M 3k steeple H02 (Donn Cabral kicks by Jager Fall to set Collegiate AR, 2012 Oxy HP)
Check out Donn Cabral of Princeton run the American Collegiate in the steeple chase with a 14 second PR of 8:19.14! Jager nips final Water barrier and Cabral surges around him and Dan Huling to become the second fastest Collegiate steepler all-time behind Henry Rono. Section 2 1 Donn Cabral Princeton 8:19.14 2 Dan Huling Reebok 8:20.81 3 Kyle Alcorn Nike 8:20.86 4 Evan Jager Nike O T C 8:20.90 5 David Adams Unattached 8:27.77 6 Donald Cowart Ragged Mt Racing 8:30.14 7 Lyle Weese Unattached 8:30.83 8 Chris Winter Speed River TC 8:31.25 9 Rob Mullett UK Athletics 8:31.62 10 Billy Nelson New Balance 8:34.10 11 Brian Olinger Reebok 8:35.48 12 Matt Hughes Unattached 8:44.42 13 Steve Slattery Unattached 8:51.70
Alan Webb and Robby Andrews with Italian Stalian sponsorship after great 1500 runs at 2012 USATF Oxy HP
Robby Andrews and Alan Webb ran in the their first 1500m race together this past weekend at the 2012 USATF Oxy High Performance Meet. For both athletes things are going in the right direction as the spring progresses. Andrews had a huge breakthrough with a near seven second PR running 3:34 and almost outkicking World 5k Champ Mo Farah. Webb continued to show improvement as he ran a season's best 3:37. Flotrack was able to chat with the duo to talk about training together, Webb's confidence and Robby being back to his old self. Oh yeah, don't forget about Robby's Italian Stalian sponsorship and Webb's imitation of Gags, all good things.
W 1500 H01 (Anderson kicks down Uceny world's best, 2012 Oxy HP)
Look out! Here comes Gabe anderson on the charge! Both Katie Mackey and Anderson roll up on Diamond League Champ Uceny! Event 5 Women 1500 Meter Run ================================================== Name Year Team Finals ================================================== Section 1 1 Gabriele Anderson Brooks 4:06.46 2 Morgan Uceny adidas 4:06.52 3 Katie Mackey Brooks 4:06.67 4 Hilary Stellingwerff Speed River TC 4:07.64 5 Nicole Schappert New York AC 4:07.79 6 Brie Felnagle adidas 4:08.80 7 Marina Muncan New Balance 4:09.06 8 Elizabeth Maloy New Balance 4:09.64 9 Treniere Moser Nike 4:10.79 10 Lea Wallace Nike 4:12.87
Dathan Ritzenhein finally excited after grabbing 5k A standard at 2012 USATF Oxy HP
Its been a while since we've seen Dathan Ritzenhein excited and positive after a performance, however after Oxy something different was going on. Dathan didn't win, didn't PR and he's coming off a stress reaction....but regardless of all that he was PUMPED! Dathan did compete, did run his second fastest 5k ever and did grab the Olympic A Standard! Ritz is moving forward healthy and excited about what is to come. Now we have to ask the question, how dangerous is a happy Dathan Ritzenhein?? The last time we saw Ritz in such high spirits we had run 12:56 for the American 5k record (Watch the RACE & INTERVIEW from Zurich in 2009) which was followed up with a bronze medal at the 2009 World Half Marathon Championships (he ran 60:00 for the #2 US half all-time). Look out Eugene, here comes Ritz...
Nick Symmonds talks possible double at Trials after PR in 1500 at USATF Oxy HP 2012
Nick Symmonds drops a big PR at the 2012 USATF Oxy High Performance Meet and all of a sudden sounds like he ready to dabble outside of the 800 meters on the big stage. Symmonds, the US top 800 meter man, lets us know that he is thinking of running the 800/1500 double at the US Olympic Trials in June. This really mixes things up in a race that is already super stacked. People beware, if you leave the Trials race to a kicker's affair you may find Symmonds blowing by you with 50 meters to go!
W 1500 H02 (Rowbury holding off Pierce in final meters, 2012 Oxy HP)
Section 2 1 Shannon Rowbury Nike 4:05.92 2 Anna Pierce Nike 4:06.11 3 Brenda Martinez New Balance 4:06.96 4 Julia Lucas Nike O T C 4:07.23 5 Sara Vaughn Nike 4:08.34 6 Phoebe Wright Nike 4:08.72 7 Emma Coburn Unattached 4:09.42 8 Maggie Infeld NYAC-Nike 4:09.76 9 Nicole Sifuentes Saucony 4:09.80 10 Natalja Piliusina Oklahoma St 4:13.95 11 Heidi Dahl New Balance 4:17.06 12 Lauren Bonds adidas Raleigh TC 4:20.56
Evan Jager faces the water pit and talks mental lapse in steeple after 2012 USATF Oxy 2012
Evan Jager had a very smooth successful debut in the steeplechase at Mt. SAC but the 2012 USATF Oxy High Performance Meet did not show the same results. Jager, in only his second steeplechase ever, looked to be running away with a win and big PR until he reached the final water barrier. Having what he calls a "mental lapse" Jager over shot the barrier and found himself submerge in water. Evan picked himself up to finish with a PR and Olympic A standard, but he was back in 3rd with his ego a bit bruised. Watch Race Here
Andrew Wheating after getting beat in first 800 at 2012 USATF Oxy HP
In his first 800 in almost a full year, Wheating grabbed 2nd in 1:46.83. But more importantly, Wheating looks to be healthy and ready to sharpen up for the trials. Two races down now for Andrew and it looks like full steam ahead for another olympic run.
M 1500 H03 (Aarrass holds off Torrence late charge/both hit A, 2012 Oxy HP)
David Torrence finally grabs A in 1500 in front of the home crowd! After narrowly missing it numerous times this season, Torrence now has the 5k and 1500 Standards under his belt. Aarrass continues to impress, for real..who is this dude!? Event 6 Men 1500 Meter Run ============================================= Name Year Team Finals ============================================= Section 3 1 Jamal Aarrass France 3:34.85 2 David Torrence Nike 3:35.41 3 Matt Maldonado Unattached 3:37.68 4 Hamish Carson New Zealand 3:39.22 5 Geoff Martinson Prince Geroge TF 3:39.27 6 Jack Bolas New Balance 3:39.80 7 Christian Gonzalez N J-N Y TC 3:39.95 8 Jeremy Roff NSWIS Sydney 3:40.37 9 Kyle Miller Nike 3:41.10 10 Kyle Boorsma Speed River TC 3:42.66 11 Jordy Williamsz Australia 3:43.08 12 John Mickowski Unattached 3:49.07
Kick o da Week
Oh hey Didnt See ya out there in Lane 3 Gabe! In her outdoor season debut Gabe Anderson sneaks by Katie Mackey and Diamond League Champ Morgan Uceny in the weeks installment kick .
M 1500 H02 (Brannen closes hard over Symmonds, 2012 USATF Oxy HP)
Event 6 Men 1500 Meter Run ============================================ Name Year Team Finals ============================================ Section 2 1 Nate Brannen Saucony 3:35.88 2 Nick Symmonds Nike O T C 3:36.04 3 Jeff See Saucony 3:36.11 4 Garrett Heath Saucony 3:36.24 5 Jordan McNamara Nike O T C 3:36.48 6 Taylor Milne Speed River TC 3:37.17 7 Dorian Ulrey Nike O T C 3:37.69 8 Kris Gauson Unattached 3:39.08 9 Zane Robertson New Zealand 3:39.13 10 Christian O'Hare Tulsa 3:39.22 11 Michael Banks Unattached 3:43.92
W 5k H01 (Areson kicks with Uhl, 2012 Oxy HP)
Does have the best kick in the buisness? Watch her make her case in the huge last 400 where she beats Uhl and Kastor. Event 7 Women 5000 Meter Run =============================================================== Name Year Team Finals =============================================================== Finals 1 Jackie Areson Nike 15:14.31 2 Lisa Uhl Nike O T C 15:15.22 3 Deena Kastor Asics 15:23.51 4 Liz Costello Tennessee AC 15:45.11 5 Tarah McKay-Korir Canada 15:57.39 6 Sarah Porter Zap Fitness 15:59.95 7 Melissa Cook Unattached 16:07.01 8 Kaitlin Gregg N B Silicon Vlly 16:12.48 9 Annie Bersagel N B Silicon Vlly 16:17.07 10 Kristen Rohde Unattached 16:18.85 11 Blake Russell Reebok 16:25.49 12 Monica Kinney Unattached 17:04.77
Jenny Simpson gives Olympic year check point after 2012 USATF Oxy HP
Jenny Simpson is coming off the year of a World Champion with her 1500 win in Daegu but so far in 2012 she has only run her marque event once outdoors. Jenny checks in with Flotrack after running an 800, which wasn't her fastest but she went out harder than she has in any other race. Simpson talks about having the opportunity to watch the competition and how it plays into "studying" her event. She gives her insight on what it will take the make the US team this year and if she'll be focusing on anything outside of the 1500m. Jenny will run the 1500 at the Pre Classic in two weeks.
Sam Chelanga talks citizenship status after 5k PR at 2012 USATF Oxy 2012
We love Sam Chelanga and this interview plus his fantastic Youtube clips showcase why. At Oxy this weekend, Sam PRed by 10 seconds and placed 3rd with a 13:14. After a one of the most collegiate running careers at Liberty, Sam is frantically working towards a US citizenship. Their are some things you just cant control and for now Sammy might have to settle for just getting faster.
W 3k steeple H02 (Bridget Franek dominates US women, 2012 USATF Oxy HP)
Women's Steeple Chase ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Place Name Affiliation Time ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Section 2 1 Bridget Franek Oregon TC 9:41.96 2 Ashley Higginson Saucony 9:46.83 3 Beverly Ramos New Balance 9:47.47 4 Delilah DiCrescenzo Puma 9:47.50 5 Stephanie Reilly Ireland 9:54.55 6 Lisa Aguilera Nike 9:54.77 7 Sara Hall Asics 9:57.60 8 Shayla Houlihan Brooks 10:03.95 9 Genevieve Lalonde Speed River TC 10:09.10 10 Kara Thorne adidas/Rogue AC 10:09.43 11 Chantelle Groenewoud Unattached 10:12.69 12 Nicole Bush New Balance 10:19.08
Matt Tegenkamp runs 3100m workout in 5k at 2012 USATF Oxy 2012
Matt Tegenkamp of OTC Elite is strategically making his way to a big performance at the Olympic Trials. Last year, Matt made his 10k debut, and now is balancing a possible 5k 10k double situation at the Trials.
Mo Farah and Galen Rupp talk after 1-2 finish in 1500 (3:34) at USATF Oxy HP 2012
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