Seattle Diary: Top Doubles for Kejelcha and Klosterhalfen


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Top doubles for Kejelcha and Klosterhalfen
SEATTLE (USA, Jan 12): Great doubles at the UW Preview meet at 307 m oversized track. Ethiopian World Indoor champion Yomif Kejelcha clocked 2:18.34 in the 1000 m (his first ever) and after 50 minutes 3:52.61 PB in the mile. German Konstanze Klosterhalfen went to 2:43.07 in the 1000 m (her first ever) and 4:29.06 (indoor PB) over the mile with only 20 minutes in-between. Behind her Katie Mackey 4:30.02. In the men 1000 second Olympic medalist Clayton Murphy 2:18.64 and Brannon Kidder third 2:19.18 and Sam Prakel fourth 2:19.87. In the mile second Amos Bartelsmeyer 3:55.32 PB. Craig Engels won the 3000 m in huge life-time best 7:50.79 over Dillon Maggard 7:51.84 PB and Henry Wynne 7:52.23 PB. Women 3000 m went to Eleanor Fulton 9:02.84 (big PB) ahead of Shannon Rowbury (first track race since summer 2017 after baby break) 9:03.00. Briton Josh Kerr won the 800 m in 1:49.61 and Australian Louis Stenmark the 600 m in 1:17.59. Oraine Palmer from Jamaica improved to 6.65 in the 60 m and Katie Nageotte went over 465 in the pole vault.

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