The Ingebrigtsens are superstars in their homeland, Norway. Henrik, the 17 year old wunderkid, won the 1,500 meters at the Payton Jordan with a fine sprint, holding off Olympic silver medalist Paul Chelimo and Olympic gold medalist Matthew Centrowitz. Near perfect weather in Palo Alto, California must have reminded the brothers of the perfect racing weather during the summers in Scandanavia.
The women’s 1,500 meters featured a battle between Sara Vaughn (NYAC) who won in 4:11.70 over Christine Aragon (Stanford), 4:12.28.
Henrik Ingebrigtsen, the three time European medalist over 1500 meters (2012-gold, 2014-silver, 2016-bronze) and Indoor European medalist over 3000 meters (2015-bronze, 2017-silver) ran the WL of 13:16.97, with a 56.9 last 400 meters (1:58 for last 800 meters, 3:02 for last 1200 meters). Twelve men ran under 13:26.8 and four men ran under 13:20!
The women’s 5000 meters was won by Swedens’ Meraf Bahta, in 15:15.33, and 15 women under 15:28!
The 10,000 meters were also deep in Payton Jordan once again, with Jessica Tonn of Brooks Beasts TC won in 31:54.83, with five under 32 minutes. On the men’s side, Shadrack Kipchirchir won in 27:39.65, with four men under 28 minutes (Garrett Heath ran 27:56.11).
To find the complete results for Payton Jordan, please go to: https://trackmeet.io/meets/1029