Friday, June 3, 2022

Schweizer storms to US title as Fisher, McGorty seal World spots

Karissa Schweizer bounced back to form in a huge way by storming to the US 10,000m title in Eugene last weekend, the Bowerman Track Club athlete clocking 30:49.56 to take victory and book her place at the World Championships in July. Schweizer clocked below 15 minutes for her last 5,000m. She spoke to after the race.

Elise Cranny was a late withdrawal due to a health issue, but expects to be back for the 5000m at the US Championships in late June.

Also booking their place at the World Champs were fellow Kimbia athletes Grant Fisher and Sean McGorty, who produced superb runs to finish second and third in the men’s US 10,000m Championship, clocking 28:28.81 and 28:29.57 respectively. Fisher and McGorty spoke to after the race.

There was a host of other strong runs by Kimbia athletes at the Prefontaine Classic, with Sam Tanner clocking a 1500m PB of 3:34.37 to win in cool and windy conditions

Courtney Frerichs clocked 9:20.96 in her first steeplechase of the year, while elsewhere in the men’s 1500m Marc Scott clocked 3:37.68 and Thomas Ratcliffe ran 3:40.43.
Images: USATF
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