Over at Stanford California where the Payton Jordan Invitational is being held, records and personal bests abound as headlined byChris Solinsky by being the first non-African to run uder 27 minutes in the 10,000 meter run. His 26:59.60 time broke Meb Keflezighi’s record of 27:13.98 during the 2001 event.
Meanwhile, the women’s race has another hero in the form of Shannon Rowburry who bolted past 5,000 amd 10,000 meter American record holder Shalane Flannagan in the 5,000 race. Flannagan led most of the way when Rowburry strided past her in the final lap. Her time was 15:00.51.
On the 400-meter hurdles, Amaechi Morton, a Stanford native, broke his school record with a time of 50.03 seconds. It puts him to third in the NCAA list. Other Stanford athletes who rose to the occasion were Dylan Ferris winning the top section of the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:40.07, ranking him ninth in Stanford history and fourth in NCAA. Jack Riley and Brendan Gregg set personal bests for themselves in the 5,000 meters while JT Sullivan competed in the steeplechase with a personal-best 8:47:35. For more highlights, click on the Caltrack’s website.