Men's and Women's 5000 meter Semis - Qualifiers

Men's and Women's 5000 meter Semis - Qualifiers

Mens 5K

New Kid on the Block!

Lopez Fastest in the Heats.

1 Lopez Lomong Nike 13:42.81           2 (1)
 2 Bernard Lagat Nike 13:42.83           2 (2)
 3 Benjamin True Saucony 13:43.12           2 (3)
 4 Ryan Hill North Carolina State 13:43.24           2 (4)
 5 Hassan Mead Minnesota 13:44.56           2 (5)
 6 Brandon Bethke Unattached 13:45.21           2 (6)
 7 George Alex Oklahoma 13:45.55           2 (7)
 8 Brent Vaughn Nike 13:45.87           2 (8)
 9 Andrew Bumbalough Nike 13:46.80           1 (1)
 10 Galen Rupp Nike 13:46.82           1 (2)
 11 Trevor Dunbar Oregon 13:49.19           1 (3)
 12 Mohamed Trafeh Nike 13:49.34           1 (4)
 13 Robert Cheseret Unattached 13:49.42           1 (5)
 14 Elliott Heath Stanford 13:49.50           1 (6)
 15 Ian Dobson Nike / Oregon TC Elite 13:49.62           2 (9)
 16 Scott Bauhs Unattached 13:50.86           1 (7)
 17 Yosef Ghebray Unattached 13:51.65             1 (8)
 18 Dan Lowry Brown University 13:56.08             1 (9)
 19 Stephen Furst adidas Raleigh Track Club 13:56.16             2 (10)
 20 Jacob Riley Hansons-Brooks Distance Projec 13:59.73             1 (10)
 21 Alan Webb Nike 14:01.25             1 (11)
 22 Girma Mecheso Oklahoma State 14:11.95             2 (11)
 DNF Bolota Asmerom Unattached                
 DNS Matt Tegenkamp Nike / Oregon TC Elite                
 DNS Chris Derrick Stanford                


Webb Fails to make Final

The men's 5k preliminaries were some very exciting performances as the two heats determined the finalists for Thursday's showdown. In heat 1, Andrew Bumbalough of Nike and Galen Rupp, the winner of the men's 10,000 on Friday broke away from the pack in the final lap to finsh 1st and 2nd, securing their spots in the final. In an attempt to make his second Olympic team, Alan Webb didn't make the final and ended up finishing 11th in heat 1.  In heat 2, Lopez Lomong emerged with the victory to cruise a 13:42 alongside American Record holder Bernard Lagat.  

Womens 5K Final Set!

You're Telling Me There is a Chance?

Fleshman in the final.


1 Abbey D'Agostino Unattached 15:41.14           1 (1)
 2 Julie Culley Asics/N Y A C 15:41.29           1 (2)
 3 Julia Lucas Nike / Oregon TC Elite 15:42.82           1 (3)
 4 Emily Infeld Georgetown 15:43.41           1 (4)
 5 Deborah Maier Unattached 15:43.54           1 (5)
 6 Elizabeth Maloy New Balance 15:46.00           2 (1)
 7 Molly Huddle Saucony 15:46.05           2 (2)
 8 Kim Conley SRA Elite 15:47.39           2 (3)
 9 Lisa Uhl Nike / Oregon TC Elite 15:48.16           1 (6)
 10 Tara Erdmann Unattached 15:49.98           2 (4)
 11 Kathy Kroeger Stanford 15:50.09           1 (7)
 12 Alisha Williams Boulder Running Company/adidas 15:51.10           2 (5)
 13 Lauren Fleshman Nike / Oregon TC Elite 15:51.53           2 (6)
 14 Magdalena Lewy Boulet Saucony 15:51.73           2 (7)
 15 Emily Sisson Unattached 15:52.37           1 (8)
 16 Kellyn Johnson adidas/McMillan Elite 15:54.42           2 (8)
 17 Amy Hastings Brooks 15:59.05             2 (9)
 18 Renee Metivier Baillie Unattached 16:01.47             1 (9)
 19 Amanda Dunne Saucony 16:02.23             1 (10)
 20 Nicole Aish Unattached 16:02.84             2 (10)
 21 Alissa McKaig ZAP Fitness Reebok 16:03.09             2 (11)
 22 Angela Bizzarri Brooks 16:05.01             1 (11)
 23 Jackie Areson Nike 16:11.19             1 (12)
 24 Brie Felnagle adidas 16:13.34             1 (13)
 25 Frances Koons New Balance / New York A C 16:45.93             1 (14)
 DNS Katherine Mackey Brooks                
 DNS Jennifer Rhines adidas

The women's 5k finalists were determined in two heats with the first 6 athletes advancing in each heat followed by the next four fastest times. In heat 1, Abbey D'Agostino, a sophomore from Dartmouth won in a time of 15:41 followed by Julie Culley, Julia Lucas, Emily Infeld, Deborah Maier, and Elizabeth Maloy. The 2012 NCAA champion threw in a big kick at the end to secure the victory and her spot in the 5k final on Thursday. In heat 2, the race was mostly led by American record holder Molly Huddle, Elizabeth Maloy, and Kim Conley with a very tight pack following. Maloy emerged with the win followed by Huddle, Conley, Erdmann, Williams, and an inspiring finish by Lauren Fleshman who decided to race despite various injuries. 

Pre-race Talk:

Men's 5,000 Meters at 7:00PM

Race Results Weekly Say Chris Derrick is Out of the 5K

Heat 1  

 Lane Name Affiliation
 1 Bolota Asmerom Unattached
 2 Elliot Heath Stanford
 3 Scott Bauhs Unattached
 4 Jacob Riley Hansons-Brooks Distance Projec
 5 Robert Cheseret Unattached
 6 Andrew Bumbalough Nike
 7 Yosef Ghebray Unattached
 8 Trevor Dunbar Oregon
 9 Mohamed Trafeh Nike
 10 Alan Webb Nike
 11 Matt Tegenkamp Nike / Oregon TC Elite
 12 Galen Rupp Nike
 13 Dan Lowry Brown University

Heat 2  

 Lane Name Affiliation
 1 Chris Derrick Stanford (Out)
 2 Ian Dobson Nike / Oregon TC Elite
 3 Benjamin True Saucony
 4 Ryan Hill North Carolina State
 5 Brent Vaughn Nike
 6 Bernard Lagat Nike
 7 Brandon Bethke Unattached
 8 Girma Mecheso Oklahoma State
 9 Lopez Lomong Nike
 10 Hassan Mead Minnesota
 11 Stephen Furst adidas Raleigh Track Club
 12 George Alex Oklahoma

Women's 5,000 Meters at 6:05 PST!



Legendary York High School Coach Joe Newton Passes Away

Ilona Koziel Joe Newton

By Tony Jones for MileSplit

Course Records Smashed At Honolulu Marathon

Jane Monti for Race Results Weekly Kosgei_Brigid_Cherono_Lawrence_Honolulu_Champions_2017_Jane_Monti.jpg

By David Monti & Taylor Dutch, @d9monti, @taylordutch(c) Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved

NCAA Weekend Recap: Sydney McLaughlin, Sammy Watson Debut & More

Errol Anderson Sammy Watson

Track is back! Several top NCAA athletes made their season debuts this weekend after a long off-season to shake off the cobwebs before the holiday break. Below, we recap some of the top moments.

Cheserek Is King Of The Kalakaua Merrie Mile

Jane Monti Cherop_Cheserek_Merrie_Mile_Honolulu_2017_Cropped_Monti_Jane.jpg

By David Monti

HONOLULU (09-Dec) -- Winning 17 NCAA titles earned Edward Cheserek the nickname "King Cheserek" during his record-breaking career at the University of Oregon where he became the most decorated runner in NCAA history.  He lived up to that moniker at the second annual Kalakaua Merrie Mile in Waikiki here this morning, not only winning the men's race but also the gender challenge after a surprisingly tough fight to the finish against Kenyan teenager Merriam Cherop.  Cheserek, a Kenyan who has lived in the Unites States since he was a teenager, clocked 3:58.1, just nipping Cherop in the last five meters.

Dylan Jacobs Follows Lukas Verzbicas As Sandburg High Foot Locker Champions

Ben Crawford Dylan Jacobs

Dylan Jacobs won Foot Locker Nationals at Balboa Park on Saturday morning in 15:19.7 to become the second Foot Locker champion in Sandburg High School history, following distinguished alumnus Lukas Verzbicas' back-to-back victories in 2009 and 2010.

FULL REPLAY: 2017 Foot Locker Nationals


Watch the full replay of the 2017 Foot Locker XC Championships:

Claudia Lane Wins Second Foot Locker Nationals Title

Ben Crawford Claudia Lane

Claudia Lane of Malibu High School in California successfully defended her Foot Locker Nationals title on Saturday morning at Balboa Park in 17:03.4, one second faster than her winning time in 2016.

Nick Willis Using Merrie Mile As Stepping Stone for 2018 Campaign

Jane Monti for Race Results Weekly Nick Willis

By Taylor Dutch, @taylordutch(c) 2017 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved

 HONOLULU (07-Dec) — With two Olympic medals and eight appearances in global championships finals on his running resume, Nick Willis is ready to check off some of his last boxes. At 34 years old, Willis admits that the end of his career is near, but he’s still aiming for the next challenge.

Will 26 Seconds Be Enough For Merrie Mile Women?

Jane Monti for Race Results Weekly Nicole Sifuentes.jpg

By David Monti, @d9monti(c) 2017 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved

HONOLULU (07-Dec) -- The second annual Kalakaua Merrie Mile, scheduled for Saturday morning here on Kalakaua Avenue adjacent to Waikiki Beach, features a gender challenge with a twist.  The elite women will receive a 26-second head start over the elite men, then prize money will be paid by the overall order of finish, regardless of gender: USD 3500-1500-1000.

Christian Taylor's Biggest Rival Just Got Portuguese Citizenship

Image of Sport Pablo Pedro Pichardo

Pedro Pablo Pichardo, the fourth-best triple jumper in world history, successfully obtained Portuguese citizenship this week after defecting from Cuba in April.