Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Rob Denault Goes 3:48.47 at World Junior Championships 1500

Villanova's Rob Denault finished 5th today in heat #1 in the 1500 meters at the World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain. The top three finishers in each heat (plus the next two fastest times) advanced to the final. Denault ran 3:48.47, equivalent to about a 4:06.2 mile. After the race Denault tweeted: Don't let the highs get too high and the lows get too low, just missed out on WJ final this morning, coming so close just put gas on my fire." Denault qualified for the World Juniors with his 4:42.26 PR run on May 14th of this year at the Swarthmore Last Chance meet. Here are the results of his heat today:

World Junior Championships -- Barcelona, Spain

Heat 1 -- Men's 1500 meters
 1.  Teshome Dirirsa        ETH    3:41.78 Q
 2.  Dominic Mutuku Mutili  KEN    3:41.97 Q 
 3.  Mohammed Abid          MAR    3:42.58 Q  
 4.  Mohamed Abdikadar      ITA    3:46.37 q
 5.  Robert Denault         CAN    3:48.47
 6.  Sean Tobin             IRL    3:49.11
 7.  Izaic Yorks            USA    3:49.21
 8.  Julian Oakley          NZL    3:49.43
 9.  Julius Lawnik          GER    3:49.51
10.  Ferdinand Kvan Edman   NOR    3:50.95
11.  Marc Alcalá            ESP    3:55.68
12.  Mandhar Legseir        ALG    3:59.30

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