Nike Outdoor Day One: Sisson & Haile take 5,000 meters, by Victah Sailer, Note by Larry Eder, Photos by Photrun.net

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The Nike Outdoor Championships, the dream child of the NSSF, is a true fixture on the elite junior circuit. The dream child of the NSSF lifers, namely guys like Jim Spier, Mike Byrnes and friends, brings together most of the top preps each year for a final prep slugout of the year. We salute the NSSF, Nike, and the other sponsors and friends of the sport for doing such a selfless job on the event!

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Emily Sisson, shown here, leading the 5,000 meter field on way to her victory at the Nike Outdoor 2009 5,000 meters, held Thursday night, June 18, 2009. All Photos by Photorun.net.

Nike Outdoor 5,000 meter stories courtesy of Victah Sailer

Sisson runs to win, second best performance EVER 5,000m at Nike Outdoor!

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Girls 5000 Emily Sisson of Missouri rolled to victory in the 5k at the Nike Outdoor Nationals at North Carolina A&T, in Greensboro, North Carolina tonight, in 16:34.36. This was the second fastest all-time for this meet, with only Ashley Brasovan’s 16:18.91, run last year, quicker. Sisson led early, held off a challenge from Shelby Greany mid way, and then continued to pull away. Lindsay Flanagan finished strong to take second, in 17:01, with Chelsea Ley third in 17:07.

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Solomon Haile takes Boy's 5,000m with Meet record!

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Boys 5000: In the boys 5k, in moderately temperate conditions of about 25C/77F, Solomon Haile took the lead midway and finished strong, crossing the line well clear of second place Zachary Ornelas. Haile’s 14:32 broke the meet record that he had set at this same venue last year. Ornelas finished well, in 14:50 for second, with Matt Mizerack, who moved up well from the 2 mile mark on, closing strong for third in 14:53. Ornelas won the steeple last year and will contest the Steeple on Saturday afternoon.

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