Friday, August 5, 2011

Jen Rhines Set for Fast London Diamond League 5000

Here is the start list for Saturday's women's 5000 at the Aviva London Grand Prix. Amy Hastings, second at the USA Nationals, is still searching for the "A" standard (although she can still compete at the World Championships later this month with her current "B" time. If she gets the "A" standard, it would then open up a spot on the World team for Angela Bizzarri (third at USA Nationals and with a "B" standard). Because only one "B" standard athlete can compete for each team, if Hastings (who will be that "B" standard athlete for the USA at 5000 meters) cannot get the "A" (15:14.00), then Bizzarri cannot compete at the World Championships. For former Villanova great Jen Rhines, who will compete for Team USA at 10,000 meters at Worlds (she was 3rd at USA Nationals and has the World & Olympic "A" standard at 10,000 meters, 32:00.00), it's another chance to work on her speed and -- if she were to get the 5000 meter "A" standard -- it might open up the possibility that she could double at Worlds in both the 5000 (at which distance Jen was 4th at USA Nationals) and 10,000.

Here's the start list:
Athlete PR SB
1. HASTINGS Amy USA 15:14.31 15:14.31
2. FLESHMAN Lauren USA 14:58.48 15:27.30
3. RHINES Jennifer USA 14:54.29 15:14.88
4. MOMANYI Grace KEN 14:50.77 15:34.62
5. YALEW Genet ETH 15:03.52 15:10.45
6. CLITHEROE Helen GBR 15:29.37 15:29.37
7. MEKASHA Waganesh ETH 15:11.50 15:11.50
8. DAVILA Desiree USA 15:25.35 15:25.35
9. AUGUSTO Jessica POR 14:37.07
10. BLEASDALE Julia GBR 15:49.02 15:49.02
11. McKnight, Kaila AUS

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