The Sound Running The Track Meet, held 4-5 December 2020. On 4 Dec 2020, it was a night of amazing 5000 meters racing! Jesse Williams and his team had excellent fields! The ability to put on an event now is quite challenging.
Some amazing 12.5 lappers! What a way to begin Olympic qualifying!
The Track Meet, by Sound running, had an exciting Day 1. The highlights were:
Theo Medrano, Tinman Elite, won the 14 minute heat (#4) in the 5000m, with a cool 14:01.37 win. Using a 59.07 last lap, Theo held Nathan Kwan, UCDXCT to second, in 14:01.50. Tate Schienbein, Tracksmith, took third in 14:06.17. Complete results, heat 4 is here: https://finishedresults.trackscoreboard.com/meets/9616/events/6/Final
In heat 3, Men, the sub 13:45 heat, 3 men kept 66-67 pace until the last kilometer, where a 65.5 was followed by a 64.44, and then, Jackson Sharp, unattached, used a 59.61 last lap to go 13:44.00, holding off Adams State U’s Carson Bix, in 13:44.64, and Paul Ryan, unattached, in 13:44.95. Complete results here, heat 3 Men: https://finishedresults.trackscoreboard.com/meets/9616/events/4/Final.
Jackson Sharp, Sound Running The Track Meet, Men’s 5000m heat 3, photo by Sound Running
Allie Schadler won the Women’s 5000m, heat 2, in 15:33.47. Allie now has the #2 time at the University of Washington. Allie used a good last lap, 68.66, Allie held off Sarah Lancaster, Paras360 in 15:34.28, and Grace Barnett, On Mammoth Track Club, in 15:37.60. Complete results on Women’s heat 2: https://finishedresults.trackscoreboard.com/meets/9616/events/5/Final
In Men’s heat 2, a 13:30 heat, the battle was intense. Matt Centrowitz, Bowerman TC, the 2016 Olympic 1,500m champion, won by the slightest of margins, 13:32.92 to Cole Hocker’s 13:32.95 ( U of Oregon). Centro handled Hocker’s 56.11 with a 55.37, and just overcoming the Duck with a deliberate move in the last meters. Third place was taken by Tom Anderson, Club Northwest, in 13:34.05. To see the complete Men’s heat 2, go here: https://finishedresults.trackscoreboard.com/meets/9616/events/2/Final.
In the Women’s heat 1, Shelby Houlihan, Bowerman TC continues to show her racing prowess, with a convincing win in 15:02.55. In second, Elise Cranny, Bowerman TC team mate, went 15:04.88. Third place was adidas’ Emily Lipari, who went 15:17.72. A good deep top women’s heat, complete results here: https://finishedresults.trackscoreboard.com/meets/9616/events/3/Final.
In the top men’s 5000m heat, heat 1, Northern Arizona’s Luis Grijalva, competing unattached, took a big win in 13:16.75 PB. In second, Duck Cooper Teare, went 13:17.17, setting a PB and rewriting the Oregon top 10 at 5000m. In third, continuing to impress, Drew Hunter went 13:17.55, setting a PB and keeping it quick! The complete results, in heat 1: https://finishedresults.trackscoreboard.com/meets/9616/events/1/Final.
On Saturday evening, the 10,000m events will be held. It can not be underestimated on just how tough it is to hold an event like this in a pandemic. Happy to see such excellent times.
Special thanks to Jesse Williams and Craig Vanderoeff .