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Men's 400m Hurdles: 9:03 AM ET (14:03 local)


Kyron McMaster took the early lead, but in the end the other K-ron in the field, Olympic champ Kerron Clement, pulled through on the home stretch to take the W -- his second consecutive DL win of the season after some less-than-stellar openers.


Men's 200m: 9:13 AM ET (14:13 local)


Your US champ Ameer Webb had the lead on the bend and didn't give it up, despite a late charge from US 400m champ Fred Kerley who outleaned the rest to take 2nd in his DL debut.


Men's 110m Hurdles Heats: 9:22 AM ET (14:22 local)


In H1, hometown favorite David Omoregie takes the surprise win in a blanket finish as he leads the auto-qualifiers along with Milan Trajkovic and USA's Jarret Eaton.



The second heat contained our entire U.S. Worlds team, and all but national champ Aleec Harris auto-Q'd for the final. Looks like Harris will just miss out on the final time qualifier spot unfortunately.


Women's 100m: Heats 7:35 AM ET (12:35 local), Final 9:40 AM ET (14:40 local)


The American Morolake Akinosun took an impressive early lead for the first 50m, but in the end the much-anticipated matchup between Dafne Schippers and Elaine Thompson more than lived up to the hype as Elaine Thompson pulled away to win and Schippers took 2nd, as both broke 11 despite a negative wind. And if that wasn't enough, Thompson revealed in the post-race interview that she ran the race in flats due to injury concerns!



Women's 400m: 9:49 AM ET (14:49 local)


There were some questions about Allyson Felix's 400 fitness ahead of this race, but she proved that there's no worries as Felix blazed to a 49.6 World Lead, winning by more than half a second ahead of an American 1-2-3 sweep! The 400m hurdler Shamier Little also came home with a big PB in 3rd.


Men's 800m: 9:58 AM ET (14:58 local)


Emmanuel Korir wasn't listed on the start lists, so it looks like the much-anticipated matchup between him and Brazier may have to wait until Worlds. There were a lot of storylines in this race, and in the end it was Nijel Amos and Donavan Brazier who were the only ones to take the hot early sub-50 pace. In the end, the top 4 all proved their fitness as Amos ran a world lead, Brazier got his second-ever career 1:43 since the '16 NCAA final, Kiprop showed his speed, and Erik Sowinski extended his 1:44 streak to 2 following a second-best-ever performance at TrackTown NY.


Men's 100m: 10:07 AM ET (15:07 local)


This event is a non-DL final, but CJ Ujah likely impressed the British selectors with a win over a stacked domestic field. Also, Kim Collins continues to struggle following his 9.93 last year at 40 years old, but he still gets an SB here of 10.20.


Women's 100m Hurdles: Heats 8:24 AM ET (13:24 local), Final 10:17am ET (15:17 local)


Keni Harrison was hungry for the WR, but unfortunately a few clipped hurdles at the beginning put that just out of reach. The big surprise was the Australian Sally Pearson taking 2nd and scaring for the win, splitting her fastest time ever since the 2012 Olympic final. There were six Americans in this nine-person final, but only four finished as Castlin and Stowers were both DNFs with a fall. Stowers looked like she could have been injured with her fall, but she walked off the track by herself which is a good sign.


Men's 110m Hurdles: Heats 9:22 AM ET (14:22 local), Final 10:28am ET (15:28 local)


Four of the top Americans, minus Aleec Harris, were in this final, and in the end Aries Merritt came out on top as he looks to be finally back to his world-beating ways with a 13.09 in 0.0 wind.


Women's Mile: 10:38 AM ET (15:38 local)


Laura Muir asked for a 2:08 through 800m in this women's mile. British record is 4:17.57 by Zola Budd, will it go down?


They get out hot in a 2:07, and Muir is right on the pacer's tail. She leads all the way to the final home stretch, but then Hellen Obiri finally starts her kick and blitzes to a 4:16.56 Kenyan mile record!


It's a very fast race as five women, including American Jenny Simpson, break 4:20! Muir is just off the national record, but she's got to be happy coming home with a PB. Simpson's mile beats out Shannon Rowbury's mark for the 2nd-fastest American of all time, just behind Mary Slaney.

Men's 3000m: 10:48 AM ET (15:48 local)


This race looks just about set for Farah to win, though there's some top U.S. talent not far behind. Andy Butchart wasn't going to make it easy for him though, as he strings out the race and did a lot of leading in the latter stages of the race.

In the end, the pace was no trouble for Farah as he unleashed his patented kick to close in 55.3 to win his last London DL title, in what must have been a thrilling end for the hometown fans. The time wasn't super fast, so no huge American surprises in the back. Hassan Mead takes top American honors in 7:38.51. 


Collegian Jones Upsets Pros At Pre Classic National 1500

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By David Monti, @d9monti(c) 2018 Race Results WeeklyEUGENE, OREGON (25-May) -- On a chilly evening here at historic Hayward Field, University of Colorado redshirt junior Dani Jones beat back the collective challenge of 14 professional women to win the national section of the 1500m on the first day of the two-day Prefontaine Classic, the third stop of the 2018 IAAF Diamond League.

Paul Chelimo Chases American 2 Mile Record & More Pre Classic Storylines

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The sole U.S. stop on the IAAF Diamond League circuit is this weekend's Prefontaine Classic. This year's event marks its final appearance at pre-construction era Hayward Field, as the University of Oregon's historic facility will undergo massive renovations this summer in preparation to host the 2021 IAAF World Championships.

Arizona State's Maggie Ewen Aiming for Triple College Closure

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The Road To Eugene Runs Through The NCAA DI Preliminary Rounds

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Confidence Picks Featuring and Grant Holloway, LSU, And Houston

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The collegiate season ramps up this weekend with NCAA Preliminary Rounds taking place in Sacramento, California, and Tampa, Florida. In each event, the top 12 finishers advance to the 2018 NCAA Championships in Eugene. After an extremely fast indoor and outdoor season, it's easy to be confident that the fast times will continue in the postseason. 

House Of Run: Prelims & Pre-Prognostications

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The Road To Eugene Runs Through The NCAA DI Preliminary Rounds

Jason and Kevin discuss Steven Gardiner, Noah Lyles, and Shaunae Miller-Uibo’s big performances on the streets of Boston, Mo Farah narrowing down his fall marathon decision, the athlete most likely to drop a big time at the NCAA Prelims, and the best races at this weekend’s Prefontaine Classic.

FloTrack Predicts The Top-12 Qualifiers At NCAA Prelims

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The Road To Eugene Runs Through The NCAA DI Preliminary Rounds

Here are our official FloTrack predictions for who will qualify (top-12) for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the individual track events.

Schweizer's Double, Houston's Team Chances; West Prelim Preview

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The Road To Eugene Runs Through The NCAA DI Preliminary Rounds

The 2018 Division I NCAA West Preliminary Round kicks off on Thursday in Sacramento, California, where every athlete's goal is a top-12 finish and a trip to Eugene. Yesterday, we looked at 10 of the biggest names competing at the 2018 DI NCAA East Preliminary Round. Today, we will do the same with the West.  

Five Races That Will Be Especially Close At NCAA Prelims

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The Road To Eugene Runs Through The NCAA DI Preliminary Rounds

The race for the top 12 begins this Thursday in Sacramento, California, and Tampa, Florida, as the NCAA's best try to navigate the preliminary rounds and advance to Eugene. The qualifying system is clear-cut and unforgiving, making events with obvious favorites still very intriguing. Here are five of the deepest events that could lead to some intense battles for the 12 qualifying spots.  

Holloway, McLaughlin, & The 10 Brightest Stars At NCAA East Prelims

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The Road To Eugene Runs Through The NCAA DI Preliminary Rounds

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Miller-Uibo & Hunter Shine In Boston, Centro Doubles, Wilson PRs; Pro Recap

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With no Diamond League in the schedule, there was no central meeting point for the elite in track and field. Instead, the fastest in the world split up between not one but two street meets and a couple other interesting locations: a distance carnival in Los Angeles, a sprint-heavy meet in Jamaica, and a race in England that had a bar on the track.