Post by Nevada Hoya on Jan 28, 2018 14:42:57 GMT -5
Also next weekend is the Camel City Elite mile in which Rachel will compete as defending champion. Also competing, whom I left off the list of those GU grads running professional is Katrina Coogan.
Not sure why, but Rachel is scheduled now for running the 3000m and then coming back to run the mile. About 30 minutes between events. Maybe she and her coach (Mike Smith) wants to get a good workout in preparation for the USATF indoor champs in about three weeks.
Emily is entered in the USATF National Cross Country championship in Florida next weekend.
Well, the first great result of the day. Emily Infeld is the 2018 USATF Cross Country champion. I don't think she was a XC champ in college, but in her first XC race in four or five years, she ran away with the title over 10000m (college XC is competed at 6000m). The 4th place finisher was her teammate and Olympic silver medalist in the 3000m steeplechase. The 2nd place finisher is a graduate of Notre Dame.
The top 10:
PLACE ATHLETE 10000M 1 Emily Infeld NIKE / Bowerman Track Club 33:18.7 3:20.6 2 Molly Seidel Saucony 33:22.1 3:23.9|3.40 3 Stephanie Bruce HOKA ONE ONE NAZ Elite 33:34.1 3:29.2|15.44 4 Courtney Frerichs NIKE / Bowerman Track Club 33:55.1 3:31.1|36.46 5 Emily Durgin New Balance 33:56.9 3:30.8|38.26 6 Susan Tanui U.S. Army 34:39.0 3:38.4|1:20.34 7 Katrina Spratford NE Distance 34:45.3 3:41.7|1:26.68 8 Obsie Birru NE Distance 35:32.1 3:38.5|2:13.44 9 Rachel Schilkowsky rabbit / NE Distance 35:48.9 3:38.1|2:30.29 1 10 Sandie Raines Mammoth Track Club 35:51.9 3:41.1|2:33.26
Post by Nevada Hoya on Feb 3, 2018 13:11:06 GMT -5
The top women weren’t messing around early in this one as by the three-kilometer mark, seven women had broken away: Infeld, Seidel, World Champs steeple medalist Courtney Frerichs, Hoka One One NAZ Elite’s Stephanie Bruce, Susan Tanui, Emily Durgin, and Katrina Spratford.
The pack was tight, but it was clear that Infeld and Seidel were the ones in control, with those two leading the group and dictating the pace. One by one, the others faded away. At 6k, the lead pack was down to five and once Bruce fell off at the eight-kilometer mark, Infeld and Seidel were the last two women standing. Neither Infeld nor Seidel had ever won a USATF national title -- which drought would end in Tallahassee?
Both women surged hard on the downhills approaching nine kilometers, but neither gave an inch. Only one extended crushed-gravel hill remained before heading back onto the grass and the finishing straight, and that hill is where Infeld decided to go for broke. She opened up a gap of a couple meters halfway up and continued to push up and over it as the gap widened.
Once she hit the grass, only 500 meters remained and Infeld could smell her first national title. She left no doubt, going to her arms and powering down the home straight for a 3.4-second victory in 31:18.7.
Top 12 Results (everyone with in 3 minutes of the winner).
PLACE 1 Emily Infeld NIKE / Bowerman Track Club 33:18.7 2 Molly Seidel Saucony 33:22.1 3 Stephanie Bruce HOKA ONE ONE NAZ Elite 33:34.1 4 Courtney Frerichs NIKE / Bowerman Track Club 33:55.1 5 Emily Durgin New Balance 33:56.9 6 Susan Tanui U.S. Army 34:39.0 7 Katrina Spratford NE Distance 34:45.3 8 Obsie Birru NE Distance 35:32.1 9 Rachel Schilkowsky rabbit / NE Distance 35:49.0 10 Sandie Raines Mammoth Track Club 35:51.9 11 Veronica Eder Roots Running Project 35:56.6 12 Chelsea Blaase Hansons-Brooks Distance Project 36:19.5
Post by Nevada Hoya on Feb 4, 2018 12:09:52 GMT -5
It was a great day for Hoya alumnae. Not only did Emily win the National XC meet, but Rachel Schneider did a double mile/3000m with little time in between the two races and won them both!!! Not only won, but dominated both races.
Womens 1 Mile Elite Name Yr School Finals H# Pts 1 Rachel Schneider Under Armour 4:31.74 0 2 Cory McGee New Balance 4:36.10 0 3 Erin Teschuk Asics Furman Eli 4:37.05 0 4 Katrina Coogan New Balance 4:37.51 0 5 Kennedy, Katie Sr Virginia Tech 4:39.97 0 6 Jalon, Claudia Sr North Florida 4:42.76 0 7 Barnett, Grace Sr Clemson 4:45.06 0 8 Clairmonte, Dominique So North Carolina S 4:53.20 0 9 Corbosiero, Amanda Sr Richmond 4:53.66 0 -- Kathryn Lazarchick RunCCG DNF 0
Note Katrina Coogan finished 4th in the mile too.
Womens 3000 Meters Elite Back to top Name Yr School Finals H# Pts 1 Rachel Schneider Under Armour 9:02.64 0 2 Stephanie Brown Unattached 9:10.01 0 3 Rachel Johnson Asics Furman Eli 9:10.54 0 4 Henes, Elly So North Carolina S 9:11.95 0 5 Carnahan, Savannah So Furman 9:11.99 0 6 Ilse, Morgan Jr North Carolina 9:12.18 0 7 Alcorta, Caroline Sr North Carolina 9:12.61 0 8 Sang, Caroline Sr North Carolina-C 9:18.19 0 9 Edwards, Sarah So Virginia Tech 9:20.46 0 10 Sears, Sarah Sr Davidson 9:20.92 0 11 Megan Rolland Oiselle 9:21.99 0 12 Imer, Charlotte Sr Eastern Kentucky 9:31.84 0 13 Richardson, Mikayla So Virginia Tech 9:50.29 0 14 Hanle, Leah So Mount Olive 9:59.26 0 -- Marisa Howard Idtc/Fleet Feet DNF 0
Post by Nevada Hoya on Feb 4, 2018 14:26:48 GMT -5
Engels came up well short in his bid to hit the World Indoor standard of 3:55.00, fading to fourth place in 3:58.81 as Paul Chelimo, who was doubling back from a victory in the 3k less than an hour earlier, broke 4:00 for the first time in his life (officially) in running 3:58.59 for second. Chelimo actually wound up making even more money than Cheserek today as he won $6,000 for winning the 3k and $4,000 for second in the mile to give him $10,000 for the day.
Neither of them could claim top earner honors, however. On the women’s side, Rachel Schneider made $12,000 in the span of 40 minutes by pulling off an incredible double, winning the 3k in 9:02.64 and the mile in 4:31.74.
Post by Nevada Hoya on Feb 4, 2018 14:27:27 GMT -5
Former Georgetown runner Rachel Schneider, now running for Under Armour, started her super impressive double by crushing the field in the women’s 3000 — running 9:02.64 to win as Stephanie Brown was second in 9:10.01. 35 minutes after this race started, Schneider would run and win the mile in dominant fashion as well.
Post by Nevada Hoya on Feb 4, 2018 14:28:22 GMT -5
Women’s Elite Mile
Rachel Schneider got a dominant win in 4:31.74 to cap off a tremendous double as former NCAA runner-up Cory McGee was second in 4:36.10. Schneider ran a big negative split as she hit 809 in 2:18.88. This race started just 35 minutes after the 3000, which Schneider also won.
Post by Nevada Hoya on Feb 16, 2018 18:05:12 GMT -5
Sunday is the USATF National Indoor meet in NM. Here is the lineup for the 1500m:
Two alleys: 9 inside, 4 outside World: 3:55.17 2/1/2014 Genzebe Dibaba American: 3:59.98 2/1/2003 Regina Jacobs Meet: 4:03.08 3/4/1997 Mary Slaney WIC Q: 4:11.00 Lane Name Team Seed Time Section 1 of 1 Finals 1 Helen Schlachtenhaufen Saucony/Freedom 2 Shannon Osika NIKE 3 Shelby Houlihan NIKE/Bowerman 4 Katie Mackey Brooks 5 Alexa Efraimson NIKE 6 Lauren Johnson Boston AA 7 Sara Vaughn New York AC 8 Kaela Edwards adidas 9 Kate Grace NIKE/Bowerman 10 Rachel Schneider Under Armour 11 Eleanor Fulton Skechers/HPW 12 Colleen Quigley NIKE/Bowerman 13 Cory McGee New Balance
Post by Nevada Hoya on Feb 16, 2018 18:06:03 GMT -5
And here is the lineup for the 3000m:
Event 6 Women 3000 Meter Run (11) Saturday 2/17/2018 - 4:28 PM Two alleys: 7 inside, 4 outside World: 8:16.60 2/6/2014 Genzebe Dibaba American: 8:33.25 1/27/2007 Shalane Flanagan Meet: 8:40.45 2/23/1990 Lynn Jennings WIC Q: 8:50.00 Lane Name Team Seed Time Section 1 of 1 Finals 1 Katrina Coogan New Balance 2 Marielle Hall NIKE/Bowerman 3 Emma Coburn New Balance 4 Kathryn Lazarchick Unattached 5 Lauren Paquette Brooks 6 Shelby Houlihan NIKE/Bowerman 7 Marie Lawrence Oiselle 8 Katie Mackey Brooks 9 Maddie Van Beek Unattached 10 Kira Garry Central Park TC 11 Eleanor Fulton Skechers/HPW
Post by Nevada Hoya on Feb 17, 2018 18:32:51 GMT -5
But based on 2018 form, the woman with the best chance to break up the Bowerman Babe hegemony is Rachel Schneider. In her 2018 opener, she clocked 4:27.30 at the Dr. Sander Invite — the fastest mile this year by anyone in the field — and followed that up with an incredible double. At Camel City on February 3, Schneider ran 9:02 to win the 3k and came back less than 30 minutes later to win the mile in 4:31. Then factor in that both races were on a flat track and that she CRUSHED McGee by over four seconds in the mile and you see how impressive it was. She’ll be fresh at USAs (she didn’t race last week and isn’t running the 3k in ABQ) and ready to roll.