Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Schweizer flies to 1500m PR in Portland

Karissa Schweizer had another breakthrough performance at the Bowerman Track Club intrasquad meeting in Portland on Tuesday night, clocking 4:00.02 for 1500m to take victory.

Reeling off a 62-second last lap, the 24-year-old carved almost three seconds off her former best to move to eighth on the all-time US list. Fellow Kimbia athletes Courtney Frerichs and Elise Cranny also impressed, with Frerichs finishing third in 4:07.39 and Cranny fourth in 4:07.94.

In the men’s race, Marc Scott turned in a fine performance to finish second to teammate Mohammed Ahmed in 3:35.93, a seven-second personal best. Fellow Kimbia athletes Grant Fisher (3:36.23), Evan Jager (3:36.31) and Sean McGorty (3:37.12) followed close behind in third, fourth and fifth respectively. Lopez Lomong assisted with pace-making, and was quickest in the subsequent 600m, clocking 1:22.04.

The night concluded with a mixed 4x400m, which was won by Evan Jager, Elise Cranny, Grant Fisher and Courtney Frerichs.

Elsewhere Henry Wynne was in action at The Bigger Friendly meet last weekend, the Brooks Beasts athlete finishing third in the 3000m in 8:00.07 behind Craig Engels and Suguru Osako.

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