PALO ALTO: Stanford Invitational produced on Friday World leading and PB 30:49.57 in women 10 000 m by Emily Sisson ahead of Molly Huddle 30:58.46. Vashti Cunningham equalled World lead in high jump 194 and last year NCAA Champion Olivia Gruver improved to excellent 473 in the pole vault. Also to note hurdles Olympic winners running flat sprints, Brianna Rollins-McNeal 11.43 PB (-0.2) in the 100 m and Dalilah Muhammad 52.63 in the 400 m. Australian Jessica Hull got big personal best 15:34.93 in the 5000 m ahead of Chinese Xu Shuangshuang 15:36.48 PB and Carrie Dimoff 15:36.82 excellent PB at age of 35. In the menÂ´s 100 m windy 10.07 (+2.8) for Japanese Yuki Koike and Conner Mantz 28:18.18 in the 10 000 m ahead of Clayton Young 28:18.50, life-time bests for both.
RunBlogRun comments: Emily Sisson continues to mature as a runner, and the training partners Sisson and Huddle continue to develop. We at RunBlogRun look at London with much anticipation, as we see 2:24-2:26 for the dynamic duo. Emily will be in her first marathon and we know, under Coach Treacy, that Emily will keep it controlled. Molly Huddle is in another place in her career. If the conditions are good, we could see a very fast (2:23-2:24) by Molly in London.
The 10,000m is a key to a distance runner’s development. 25 laps at the ‘Farm is a key fitness test. Sisson and Huddle are ready. And somewhere in Providence, Coach Treacy is smiling.