Men's 1500 meter Final Name Yr Affiliation Time Pts 1. Andrew Bayer JR Indiana 3:43.82 10 2. Miles Batty SR BYU 3:43.83 8 3. Ryan Hill JR NC St. 3:44.24 6 4. Michael Hammond JR Virginia Tech 3:44.47 5 5. Rob Finnerty JR Wisconsin 3:44.53 4 6. Rich Peters SO Boston U. 3:44.66 3 7. Duncan Phillips SR Arkansas 3:44.77 2 8. Erik van Ingen SR Binghamton 3:45.00 1 9. Sam McEntee SO Villanova 3:46.41 10. German Fernandez JR Oklahoma State 3:46.62 11. Lawi Lalang SO Arizona 3:46.82 12. Chris O'Hare JR Tulsa 3:51.64
In the women's 5000, defending NCAA champion Sheila Reid was dethroned decisively, as she could never match the fitness and psychological invincibility she enjoyed during the 2011 outdoor season. She was physically spent at the NCAA East Regional and had to be helped off the track after qualifying for Nationals in third place two weeks ago. She was off her game in race tactics, racing as she put it "like an amateur" at the Prefontaine Classic over 1500 meters. In a word, Reid was just a bit "off" this season -- having not competed during the NCAA indoor season and having to worry about the Canadian Olympic Trials at the end of June. Today Reid ran back in the pack for the majority of the race, made a bid to get into contention during the penultimate lap (getting up to 6th place -- 2 seconds back -- at the gun), but faltered badly over the final 400 meters (covered in 1:24.92) and finished 10th, in 16:31.48. Her time was 54 seconds slower than her winning tine of 15:37.57 run a year ago at this meet.
In the same race, Bogdana Mimic finished 17th in 16:53.66, almost a full minute slower than the time she ran (15:55.09) at the NCAA finals last year, when she finished 11th. All runners were hit by the heat in Des Moines, as this year's race was much slower than last year's. Winner Abbey D'Agostino's time of 16:11.37 would have put her in 18th place last year. By way of comparison, D'Agostino was third last year in this race, 31 seconds faster than she ran today. In any event, today's results were a downer, given the possibilities.
Women's 5000 meters Name Yr Affiliation Time Pts 1. Abbey D'Agostino SO Dartmouth 16:11.34 10 2. Megan Goethals SO Washington 16:11.37 8 3. Jessica Tebo SR Colorado 16:14.32 6 4. Emily Sisson SO Providence 16:18.24 5 5. Aliphine Tuliamuk JR Wichita State 16:18.61 4 6. Natosha Rogers JR Texas A&M 16:20.04 3 7. Kathy Kroeger JR Stanford 16:22.60 2 8. Alex Kosinski SR Oregon 16:24.42 1 9. Chelsea Reilly SR California 16:30.31 10. Sheila Reid SR Villanova 16:31.48 11. Elvin Kibet SO Arizona 16:39.72 12. Emma Bates FR Boise State 16:43.84 13. Allison Woodward FR Oregon 16:43.92 14. McKenzie Melander SR Iowa 16:44.78 15. Sara Sutherland SO Texas 16:48.94 16. Corey Conner JR Maine 16:51.92 17. Bogdana Mimic JR Villanova 16:53.66 18. Kayleigh Tyerman JR Florida State 16:55.40 19. Jessica O'Connell SR West Virginia 17:10.43 20. Charl F-O'Carroll JR Providence 17:19.04 21. Kathleen Stevens FR Virginia 17:24.29 22. Lauren Penney JR Syracuse 17:39.83 DNF Chelsea Ley FR Virginia DNF Madeline Chambers SO Georgetown