Shelby Houlihan smashes 5000m AR with 14:34.45 in Heusden Nacht van de Atletiek

IMG_4180.jpgShelby Houlihan, photo by Mike Deering/TheShoeAddicts
Houlihan 14:34.45 US record
HEUSDEN (BEL, Jul 21): At the Nacht van de Atletiek in Heusden (EA Classic), Shelby Houlihan smashed the American 5000m record with 14:34.45, improving Shannon Rowbury's mark by four seconds. Molly Huddle (15:01.44) and Karissa Schweizer (15:02.44) were second and third respectively for a US 1-2-3 while Jip Vastenburg was the top European in tenth in 15:15.77. There were also fast times in the men's 5000m with Chala Regasa leading an Ethiopian 1-2-3 in 13:06.98 ahead of Nibret Melak (13:07.27) and Dawit Wolde (13:10.65). After his 3:30 1500m in Monaco, Norway's Filip Ingebrigtsen got the 5000m qualifying time for Berlin with 13:30.48 in 13th. In the 1500m, Uganda's Ronald Musagala beat USA's Craig Engels 3:36.59 to 3:36.89 although Eric Avila clocked an even faster 3:36.41 in the 1500m B race and Emily Lipari won the women's 1500m in 4:05.68 from Uganda's Winnie Nanyondo (4:06.08). There was also a Ugandan win in the women's 800m with Halimah Nakaayi clocking 1:59.58 and Morocco's Mostafa Smaili won the men's 800m in 1:45.54 from Czech Republic's Filip Snejdr (1:46.51). Jonathan Borlee beat Kevin Borlee in the 400m, 45.57 to 45.67, and the Bahamas' Jeffery Gibson won a good quality 400m hurdles in 48.98 from Algeria's Abdelmalik Lahoulou (49.01) and former world champion Nicholas Bett (49.27). Elsewhere, Trinidad & Tobago's Kyle Greaux won the 200m in 20.28 from the Netherlands' Solomon Bockarie (20.54), Jamaica's Nickiesha Wilson won the 100m hurdles in 12.93 and France's Ludovic Payen won the 110m hurdles in 13.59. Luxembourg's Bob Bertemes threw 20.48m in the shot put and Australia's Nina Kennedy cleared 4.45m in the pole vault.

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