Saturday, August 8, 2020

Schweizer clocks 2:02 for 800m


Karissa Schweizer continued her fine form with another personal best at the final Bowerman Track Club intra-squad meeting of the summer, running 2:02.77 for 800m on Friday night (7) in Portland.

The 24-year-old finished runner-up to BTC teammate Shelby Houlihan (2:01.08). Elise Cranny came home fourth in 2:04.53 with fellow Kimbia athlete Courtney Frerichs fifth with 2:06.33. Watch the race below.

The BTC men raced an elimination 2000m, with the last athlete after 800m, 1200m and 1600m eliminated from the race. Kimbia’s Grant Fisher was the second BTC athlete eliminated, crossing the line fifth at 1200m, with Lopez Lomong eliminated after 1600m. Evan Jager and Sean McGorty both completed the race, with McGorty passing Jager on the final lap and clocking 5:09.75. Jager was close behind with 5:11.42.

The race was won by Mohammed Ahmed in 5:00.72. Watch the race below.

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