Track and Field 2009

Track and field for 2009 has already gotten off to a great start with good collegiate action and some fantastic times in Doha last week by the pros, but the pros start to run for real for the first time later today in Los Angeles at the adidas Track Classic.  And conference championships are this weekend with the Pac-10's in Eugene.

Letsrun.com has a great preview of the adidas meet so take a good look at it and be ready to watch or record it at 5pm PDT today on ESPN2.  Look for Bernard Lagat, Jeremy Wariner, Allyson Felix, Jordan Hasay, Shalane Flanagan, LaShawn Merritt, Xavier Carter, Jenn Stuczysnki, and more!

But to take a quick look back at the Doha meet:

  • In the 1500 there were two in the 3:30's
  • In the 800 there were three in the 1:43's
  • The 3000 had a sub-7:30
  • The 3000 steeplechase had a sub-8:00

All are fantastic times for this early in the season, but the Steeple is #7 person all-time and fastest every before June.

 

There are quite a few more events coming soon too.  Check out my calendar, but look for NCAA Regionals in 2 weeks as well as the Reebok Grand Prix, Pre-Classic in 3 weeks, and NCAA's in a month.

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