Play-By-Play Recap: 2018 USATF Outdoor Championships, Day One

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DAY ONE PLAY-BY-PLAY

1:50 PM Women's 3k Steeplechase Semifinals

- The women's steeplechase went to form with the heavy favorites Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs both winning their heats by over three seconds.

- Coburn spoke to FloTrack about Ruth Jebet's positive test and Oslo's steeple mishap after her race.


Auto Qualifiers:

H1 9:48 Emma Coburn

H1 9:54 Megan Rolland

H1 9:55 Shalaya Kipp

H1 9:59 Sarah Pease

H1 10:00 Rebekah Topham

H2 9:42 Courtney Frerichs

H2 9:45 Mel Lawrence

H2 9:48 Alexina Wilson

H2 9:48 Emily Oren

H2 9:48 Tori Gerlach

Time Qualifiers:

9:50 Jessica Kamilos

9:55 Katy Kunc

10:00 Sarah Scott

10:01 Grayson Murphy


2:20 PM Women's 800m Prelims

- NCAA Champion Sammy Watson was a DNS after qualifying for World Juniors last week.

- Charlene Lipsey, Ce'Aira Brown, Ajee' Wilson, and Raevyn Rogers all win their respective heats with ease running sub-2:03

- 2016 Olympian Chrishuna Williams was the last one in on time


Auto Qualifiers:

H1 2:02 Charlene Lipsey

H1 2:02 Dana Mecke

H1 2:03 Skylyn Webb

H2 2:01 Ce'Aira Brown

H2 2:02 Kaela Edwards

H2 2:02 Oliva Baker

H3 2:02 Ajee' Wilson

H3 2:03 Sabrina Southerland

H3 2:03 Danae Rivers

H4 2:02 Raevyn Rogers

H4 2:02 Laura Roesler

H4 2:03 Hanna Green

Time Qualifiers:

2:02 Meghan Manley

2:03 Emily Richards

2:03 Cecilia Barowski

2:04 Chrishuna Williams


2:40 PM Men's 800m Prelims

- Heat one, Isaiah Harris takes it out in 53 sec, with Harris, Harun Abda and Drew Piazza cruising with the top-3 auto spots in 1:48 highs.

- Heat two up next. Drew Windle is a DNS! Jesse Garn, Avery Bartlett and Ryan Martin close hard to get the top-3 auto spots in 1:49.

- Heat three on the track, Donavan Brazier is a scratch. Boris Berian takes it out in 52-high, Clayton Murphy wins it in 1:47.17, Brandon Lasater goes from last to second in the final 100m, and BYU's Abraham Alvarado grabs third.

- Heat four, Erik Sowinski takes it out hot in 51 and wins it in 1:46.37, the fastest time of the day.

- Boris Berian was the first one out on time.


Auto Qualifiers:

H1 1:48 Isaiah Harris

H1 1:48 Harun Abda

H1 1:49 Drew Piazza

H2 1:49 Jesse Garn

H2 1:49 Avery Bartlett

H2 1:49 Ryan Martin

H3 1:47 Clayton Murphy

H3 1:47 Brandon Lasater

H3 1:47 Abraham Alvarado

H4 1:46 Erik Sowinski

H4 1:46 Robert Ford

H4 1:46 Quamel Prince

Time Qualifiers:

1:46 Daniel Kuhn

1:47 Derek Thomas

1:47 Carter Lilly

1:47 Samuel Ellison


3:05 PM Men's 400m Hurdles Prelims

- Heat one, Bershawn Jackson who 'retired' last year wins the heat in 50.07.

- Heat two on the track, Khallifah Rosser runs sub-50 to win the heat.

- Former Florida Gator TJ Holmes wins heat three.

- Heat four goes to form as Kenny Selmon and Byron Robinson go 1-2.


Auto Qualifiers:

H1 50.07 Bershawn Jackson

H1 50.09 David Kendziera

H1 50.21 Eric Futch

H2 49.55 Khallifah Rosser

H2 50.24 Craig Allen

H2 50.33 Michael Stigler

H3 49.10 TJ Holmes

H3 49.26 Taylor McLaughlin

H3 50.19 Quincy Downing

H4 50.23 Kenny Selmon

H4 50.66 Byron Robinson

H4 50.81 Norman Grimes

Time Qualifiers:

50.39 Peter Girardi

50.51 Kalmon Stokes

50.85 Infinite Tucker

51.09 William Wynne


3:35 PM Women's 1500m Semifinals

- Heat one, Dani Jones and Jenny Simpson are 1-2 through the opening 400m. Jenny takes over the lead at 600m. Sara Vaughn takes over with a lap to go, 3:04 at the bell. Simpson wins it in 4:07, 62 sec last 400. Last year's World Team Member Sara Vaughn doesn't qualify to the final.

- Heat two, Sara Sutherland leads the group 2:18 thru 800m. Rachel Schneider now leads at the bell with 3:08 on the clock. Brenda Martinez, Schneider and Shannon Osika pull away late to go 1-2-3.

- Heat three, field goes through 800m slow in 2:22. Everyone still in it at the bell, 3:15 on the clock. It's starting to rain! Bowerman's Shelby Houlihan and Kate Grace go 1-2 and Nikki Hiltz grabs the coveted third spot.


Auto Qualifiers:

H1 4:07 Jenny Simpson

H1 4:08 Lauren Johnson

H1 4:08 Elinor Purrier

H2 4:10 Brenda Martinez

H2 4:10 Rachel Schneider

H2 4:11 Shannon Osika

H3 4:14 Shelby Houlihan

H3 4:14 Kate Grace

H3 4:15 Nikki Hiltz

Time Qualifiers:

4:08 Helen Schlachtenhaufen

4:08 Dana Giordano

4:08 Dani Jones


3:55 PM Men's 1500m Semifinals

- Rain has stopped, heat one, early on Matt Centrowitz is chilling in the back of the pack. 2:05 thru 800m, it's going to be a fast last lap. Centrowitz to the front at the bell. David Ribich and Eric Avila fall with 200m to go. Centrowitz, Robert Domanic, and Colby Alexander go 1-2-3 all closing in 54 seconds.

- Heat two, Ford Palmer wants to keep the pace honest takes it thru 700m in 1:46. Eric Jenkins moves to the lead with 600m to go. Sean McGorty now up front with Jenkins 300m to go. Wow photo finish. Jenkins, Drew Hunter, Craig Engels and Johnny Gregorek go 1-2-3-4 all with 0.16 sec.

- Heat three, the entire pack goes though 800m in 2:01, then they put on the brakes. Woah! Robby Andrews doesn't qualify gets 6th! Pat Casey, Sam Prakel and Izaic Yorks go 1-2-3


Auto Qualifiers:

H1 3:46 Matthew Centrowitz

H1 3:46 Robert Domanic

H1 3:46 Colby Alexander

H2 3:40 Eric Jenkins

H2 3:40 Drew Hunter

H2 3:40 Craig Engels

H3 3:43 Pat Casey

H3 3:43 Sam Prakel

H3 3:43 Izaic Yorks

Time Qualifiers:

3:40 Johnny Gregorek

3:41 Cristian Soratos

3:41 Sean McGorty


4:40 PM Women's 400m Prelims

- Sydney McLaughlin is a late scratch. However, all of the other big guns Shakima Wimbley, Kendall Ellis and Courtney Okolo easily qualify.


Auto Qualifiers:

H1 52.23 Briana Guillory

H1 52.88 Jordan Lavender

H1 53.08 Kiana Horton

H2 51.89 Shakima Wimbley

H2 52.55 Jasmine Blocker

H2 53.23 Brionna Thomas

H3 51.91 Kendall Ellis

H3 53.39 Naasha Robinson

H3 53.63 Felecia Majors

H4 51.39 Courtney Okolo

H4 51.97 Jessica Beard

H4 53.38 Briyahna DesRosiers

Time Qualifiers:

53.33 Jolie Carbo

53.86 Jasmine Malone

53.91 Ayana Walker

53.98 Tatum Waggoner


5:05 PM Men's 400m Prelims

- Heat one, Paul Dedewo takes the victory in 45.40, triple jump champion Christian Taylor takes fifth in 45.74.

- Heat two, double amputee Blake Leeper is a late scratch as well as top seed Gil Roberts.

- Heat three, Houston's Kahmari Montgomery takes the victory in 45.71.

- Heat four, the top three all run sub-46.


Auto Qualifiers:

H1 45.40 Paul Dedewo

H1 45.47 Vernon Norwood

H1 45.54 Rashard Clark

H2 45.82 Myles Pringle

H2 45.95 Obi Igbokwe

H2 46.28 Nathan Strother

H3 45.71 Kahmari Montgomery

H3 46.03 Michael Berry

H3 46.04 Quintaveon Poole

H4 45.77 Michael Cherry

H4 45.82 Wil London

H4 45.93 Marcus Chambers

Time Qualifiers:

45.71 Josephus Lyles

45.74 Christian Taylor

46.26 Dontavius Wright

46.49 Calvin Smith


5:45 PM Women's 100m Prelims

- All of the notable stars qualified led by LSU's Aleia Hobbs and San Diego State's Ashley Henderson.


Auto Qualifiers:

H1 10.97 Aleia Hobbs

H1 11.13 Mikiah Brisco

H1 11.19 Lekeisha Lawson

H2 10.99 Dezerea Bryant

H2 11.10 Shania Collins

H2 11.18 Deajah Stevens

H3 11.20 Aaliyah Brown

H3 11.21 Ariana Washington

H3 11.28 Barbara Pierre

H4 10.91 Ashley Henderson

H4 10.95 Jenna Prandini

H4 11.16 Kiara Parker

Time Qualifiers:

11.21 Gabriele Cunningham

11.21 Candyce McGrone

11.27 Tawanna Meadows

11.33 Destinee Brown


6:10 PM Men's 100m Prelims

- Mike Rodgers runs a new world leading time of 9.89 (+1.4 m/s).

- Noah Lyles run as wind-aided 9.92.

- Isiah Young and Cameron Burrell run 9.93.

- Ronnie Baker runs 10-flat.


Auto Qualifiers:

H1 10.00 Ronnie Baker

H1 10.09 Jaylen Bacon

H1 10.12 Chris Jefferson

H2 9.93 Isiah Young

H2 10.02 Jeff Demps

H2 10.13 Cravon Gillespie

H3 9.89 Mike Rodgers

H3 9.93 Cameron Burrell

H3 10.13 Kenzo Cotton

H4 9.92 Noah Lyles

H4 10.03 Kendal Williams

H4 10.07 Bryce Robinson

Time Qualifiers:

10.13 Cordeo Gray

10.13 Remontay McClain

10.14 Riak Reese

10.18 Ryan Clark


7:00 PM Women's 10k Final

- Women's 10k is off as the group takes it out in 1:21 for the opening 400m.

- Molly Huddle and Stephanie Bruce are side-by-side leading the group thru 800m, 2:40 on the clock.

- Now it's Huddle and Marielle Hall 3:58 thru 1200m

- 5:15 thru 1600m for Huddle, 32:48 pace.

- Gwen Jorgensen has moved up to the front of the pack during the 5th lap.

- 3k split is 9:46 with 15 women still in it.

- Emily Sisson now moving into the top three with 16 laps to go

- Huddle still leading 12:59 thru 4k, 32:27 pace.

- 16:14 thru 5k, 32:28 pace

- 25:55 thru 8k, 10 women still in it

- Huddle still leads with one mile to go.

- Huddle pushing the pace, throws down a 1:13 last lap, only 3 others within reach of her now.

- Down to two, Hall and Huddle with 800m to go.

- 1:08.99 last lap for Huddle and she now is pulling away from Hall!

- Molly Huddle wins it in 31:52!

- Huddle's last four laps 1:13/1:11/1:08/1:04 (4:38 last 1600m)


Results:

1) 31:52 Molly Huddle

2) 31:56 Marielle Hall

3) 32:05 Stephanie Bruce

4) 32:06 Emily Sisson

5) 32:13 Sarah Pagano

6) 32:19 Rochelle Kanuho

7) 32:24 Gwen Jorgensen

8) 32:24 Molly Seidel


7:40 PM Men's 10k Final

- Ben Bruce leads thru 1600m, 4:50

- 9:01 thru 3k the whole field still in it.

- Tyler Mueller takes the field 11:57 thru 4k, 29:52 pace.

- New leader is Elkanah Kibet 14:51 thru 5k

- Pace has picked up! 64 sec last lap, Shadrack Kipchirchir now in the lead with Lopez Lomong. Garrett Heath and Kibet giving chase.

- And just like that the pace slows down looks like Kipchirchir wanted to thin out the field, nine laps to go.

- Shadrack in the lead with six laps to go, six men in the front pack.

- Reed Fischer the Drake alum now in the lead with less than three laps to go.

- Two laps to go 26:56 on the clock, Fischer still leads.

- Shaddy back to the front at the bell.

- Lopez Lomong wins it with a 54.1 sec last lap! His first U.S. title since 2010.


Results:

1) 28:58 Lopez Lomong

2) 28:59 Shadrack Kipchirchir

3) 29:05 Elkanah Kibet

4) 29:06 Reed Fischer

5) 29:09 Garrett Heath

6) 29:11 Matthew McClintock

7) 29:18 Ryan Mahalsky

8) 29:23 Zach Zarda

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