The first night of the 2011 USA Outdoor Champs was a great start to a tremendous weekend of track & field. The women’s 10,000 meters was won by Shalane Flanagan in 30:59.73. The men’s 10,000 meters, won by Galen Rupp, had Rupp running a 1:52 for the last 800 meters! And probably the most competitive event of the night was the women’s shot put, where Michelle Carter defeated Jill Camerena 19.86m to 19.85m.
The men’s 1,500 meters has several Ducks in the final. Andrew Wheating lead AJ Acosta across the line and Matt Centrowitz, Jr won the last heat.
Stefanie Trafton-Brown won the women’s discus on her first throw of 63.35m. Aretha Thurmond nearly got her, with her throw of 62.87m.
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