Monday, February 3, 2020

Jager makes winning return in Seattle


Evan Jager made his long-awaited return to racing at the UW Invitational in Seattle on Saturday, the 30-year-old’s first race in 18 months. It was a winning return for the 2016 Olympic silver medalist, who had been ruled out in 2019 through injury. Jager clocked 3:56.50 to win the men’s mile and he led home fellow Kimbia and Bowerman Track Club athlete Sean McGorty, who ran 3:57.19 in second.

Karissa Schweizer opened her 2020 campaign with an impressive performance in the women’s mile, finishing second to Shelby Houlihan in 4:24.32. Houlihan took the win in 4:23.68. Courtney Frerichs and Jessica Tonn were both in action over 3,000m, where Frerichs finished third in 8:47.31 behind Colleen Quigley (8:44.83). Tonn clocked a superb personal best to finish fourth in 8:54.19.

Marc Scott was an impressive winner of the men’s 3000m, the Briton taking victory in 7:49.65.

Elsewhere Josh Thompson was in action at Boston University, where the Bowerman Track Club athlete took an excellent win in the 1500m. He unleashed a big negative split to rocketĀ  to the line in 3:37.21 in what was his first race of the year.

Image: Cortney White/Bowerman Track Club

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