7 Breakthrough Performances of the Weekend

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Get up to speed on the biggest breakthrough performances of the weekend. 


Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake Breaks Through With 19.95 200m

The LSU sprinter threw down a standout performance to claim the SEC title in the men’s 200m on Saturday. Mitchell-Blake blasted a PR and NCAA No. 7 all-time mark of 19.95 to win the event. He is the only NCAA athlete to run under 20 seconds so far this season. 




Marquis Goodwin Leaps World Lead in Long Jump

The Buffalo Bills wide receiver topped the world list this weekend when he jumped 8.45m at the Meeting Region Guadeloupe. The performance improved his personal best by a whopping 0.12m. The last time Goodwin was on this good of a trajectory was in 2012, when he claimed the NCAA title for Texas, went on to win the Olympic Trials and ultimately finished 10th at the Olympic Games. 


Megan Moye Runs NCAA No. 2 1500m

The North Carolina State senior threw down a massive personal best in the 1500m to claim the ACC title with the No. 2 time in the NCAA this season. Moye put on a clinic in the 1500m with the victory in 4:11, which stands as a school, meet and facility record. She continued her momentum by finishing second in the 5K. In total, she added 18 points to North Carolina State’s team score. 




Colby Gilbert Breaks 5K School Record and PRs in 1500m

The Washington Husky continued his breakthrough season by winning the men’s 5K at the Pac-12 Championships in a winning time of 13:35. The performance broke the Washington school record and his personal best by 11 seconds. Prior to winning the 5K, Gilbert finished sixth in a stacked 1500m that led him to another PR of 3:40.99. 




Kate Grace Battles Rain to Run 2:00 in First 800m Since 2014

After battling injuries the past couple of years, Kate Grace finally returned to the 800m with a standout performance at Portland Twilight. Despite the rainy conditions, Grace won in 2:00.05, which is less than a second off her PR of 1:59.47 from 2013. The performance follows her recent breakthrough 1500m PR of 4:07.15 at Drake Relays. 

Her 800m breakthrough became our "Tasty Race of the Week:"



Omar McLeod Blasts 12.98 110m Hurdle Win in Shanghai

The Jamaican hurdle sensation rolled on the competition at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting with a world-leading time of 12.98. The World Indoor champion beat the field by 0.14 seconds, which included Hansle Parchment, Wenjun Xie, Dimitri Bascou, and David Oliver. 




Netsanet Gudeta Runs World Lead in 10K

The Ethiopian distance runner laid down the law in the women’s 10K at adidas BOOST on Friday night with a world-leading time of 30:56. The performance is a personal best by 10 seconds and a world lead by two seconds.

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Marathoners Riley, Ward To Clash Remotely In July 4 5k

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Cranny Runs 14:48, McGorty/Fisher 13:11 At Special BTC Meet

With the official track season in the United States on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nike-sponsored Bowerman Track Club held a closed competition at Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon, last night to test their fitness.  USA Track & Field officials were present, and fully automatic timing was used.  With the pandemic still raging, the club could not promote the competition nor allow fans to watch.

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2020 Prefontaine Classic, Paris Diamond League Canceled

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Add These Running Songs To Your Running Playlist

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