Monday, June 9, 2014

Jager Lowers Mile PB at Pre

Stepping down in distance at the Prefontaine Classic — also known as Diamond League Eugene — Evan Jager lowered his lifetime best in the mile to 3:53.33 as he took third in the International Mile.

Though merely an appetizer to the entree that is the meet-closing Bowerman Mile, the International Mile showcased tremendous depth headlined by Olympic Silver Medalist Leo Manzano, as well as mile specialists who represented their countries at the IAAF World Relay Championships in the 4 x 1500m, such as Ryan Gregson (AUS), Charlie Grice (UK), Pat Casey (USA), and David Torrence (USA). Jager defeated all but Manzano and Jordan McNamara, and looks primed to run well in the event in which he holds the American record: the 3000m steeplechase. The Chicago-native is slated to contest his specialty at the Bislett Games in Oslo on Wednesday June 11th.

Also in the Pre International Mile, Jager’s teammate Lopez Lomong finished further back in 9th place, with a 3:54.28 to his name.

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