Monday, June 10, 2019

Yorks off to a strong start with 3:37 in Portland

Izaic Yorks turned in a promising performance at the Portland Track Festival over the weekend, the Brooks Beast athlete clocking 3:37.13 to finish second in the men’s 1500m, his first of the season – the race was won by Craig Engels in 3:35.32.

Henry Wynne was in action in the men’s 800m, the Brooks Beast athlete sharpening his speed with a 1:47 .64 clocking. That brought him home in sixth, closely followed by fellow Kimbia athlete Amos Bartelsmeyer (1:47.87). The race was won by Josh Kerr in 1:46.06.

Josh Thompson was in action in the men’s 3000m steeplechase, but the Nike Bowerman Track Club athlete was well off his best with a clocking of 9:02.84.

Meanwhile at the US 10K Championships in New York, Jess Tonn impressed with an eighth-place finish, clocking 32:56. The race was won by Sara Hall in 32:27.

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Schweizer and Wynne stand out at Oxy

Karissa Schweizer and Henry Wynne impressed at the USATF Distance Classic at Occidental College, California on Thursday night. Schweizer, a Bowerman Track Club athlete, clocked a season’s best of 4:08.51 to finish second in section two of the women’s 1500m. Her fellow Kimbia athlete Elise Cranny finished 10th in 4:13.21. Steeplechase specialist Courtney Frerichs was an impressive winner of section 1 of the women’s 1500m in 4:15.96.

In the men’s 5000m, Henry Wynne stepped up and continued his great season to date, clocking 13:32.33 to finish third, just off his PB of 13:30.43.

There were three Kimbia athletes competing in the men’s 1500m. They were led home by Sean McGorty who clocked 3:38.75 to finish fifth in section 3. In the same race Lopez Lomong was seventh in 3:39.72. Fellow Bowerman Track Club athlete Josh Thompson was fourth in section two in 3:43.57.

Izaic Yorks was the sole Kimbia entrant in the men’s 800m, the Brooks Beast athlete clocking 1:48.22 to finish fifth.


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Friday, May 3, 2019

Scott smashes 10,000m PB in Stanford

At the Payton Jordan Invitational in Stanford last night, Marc Scott smashed his personal best for 10,000m, clocking 27:56.19 to finish second to Ben True (27:52.39). His previous best was the 28:07.97 he ran in Stanford in 2017.

Other Kimbia athletes to impress included Karissa Schweizer, who finished second in the fastest heat of the women’s 1500m in 4:12.10. Her Bowerman Track Club teammate Elise Cranny finished fourth in the same race in 4:13.20.

Lopez Lomong finished 15th in the men’s 5000m in 13:28.74, while Jess Tonn impressed in the women’s 10,000m, coming home 13th in 32:06.19.

Stanford graduate Sean McGorty ran well in the men’s 1500m to finish fourth in 3:39.00, a race won by Olympic 800m bronze medalist Clayton Murphy in 3:37.59.



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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Fast times in store at Stanford

A host of Kimbia athletes will descend on Stanford University in Palo Alto, California on Thursday, May 2nd, for the Payton Jordan Invitational. The meet is renowned for producing swift distance races and with perfect weather forecast for Thursday, it should the case once again.

New recruit Elise Cranny will open her outdoor season in the women’s 1500m, the Nike Bowerman Track Club athlete returning to her alma matter. She had a promising winter campaign, clocking 15:24.32 in Boston back in December. Also entered in the 1500m are Natalja Piliusina and Karissa Schweizer, who was last in action at the World Cross Country in Denmark in late March.

Jess Tonn are both entered in the women’s 10,000m. Sean McGorty is ih in action over 1500m, while Lopez Lomong will compete over 5,000m. Marc Scott will race over 10,000m.


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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Tonn sets 1500m PB, Cragg races Prague half

Jessica Tonn turned in a superb performance at the Sun Angel Classic on Saturday, the Brooks athlete clocking a lifetime best of 4:13.75 to finish second in the women’s 1500m behind Erika Burk (4:13.57).

That took three seconds off her previous best, and what made it more impressive was that it was the 27-year-old’s first race of the outdoor season.

Elsewhere Amy Cragg was in action at the Prague Half Marathon, but it proved a tough day at the office on the streets of the Czech capital, Cragg coming home seventh in 1:13:26. The race was won by Kenya’s Caroline Chepkirui in 1:05:44.

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