Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Schappert's Monster Kick takes Morton Mile in New PR
Curtis Comes 3rd in 3000 Meters

Nicole Schappert unleashed a monstrous kick today in Dublin, Ireland, and ran down Australia's Zoe Buckman to take the Morton Mile in 4:30.65. Schappert's time is the #1 time in the world so far this year. In the process, she not only broke the stadium record, but defeated two Olympic-bound athletes in Zoe Buckman and Gen Lacaze. Her time is also yet another PR for Nicole, who came into the race with mile PRs of 4:37.40 (outdoors) and 4:33.16 (indoors). The race went out in 66 and 2:16, with Schappert hitting the bell in third place. On the heels of her 2:02.86 PR over 800 meters just 3 days ago, this constitutes a hell of a week for the former Villanova All-American.

On the men's side, Bobby Curtis came third in the 3000 meters, in 7:54.25, a 15 second improvement over his 8:09 run a week ago. He's coming back off a lower-leg problem and is working back into racing fitness.

Morton Pre-Games: Women's Mile
 1. Nicole Schappert   USA   4:30.65  PR
 2. Zoe Buckman        AUS   4:30.86 
 3. Gen Lacaze         AUS   4:32.19
 4. Tereza Capkova     CZE   4:32.69
 5. Emma Coburn        USA   4:33.24
 6. Renee Tomlin       USA   4:34.39
 7. Lennie Waite       SCO   4:35.42
 8. Aisha Praught      USA   4:35.96
 9. Eloise Wellings    AUS   4:36.83
10. Shalaya Kipp       USA   4:40.31
11. Jamie Cheever      USA   4:42.44

Morton Pre-Games: Men's 3000 Meters
 1. Ben True           USA   7:44.40
 2. Elliot Heath       USA   7:45.26
 3. Bobby Curtis       USA   7:54.25
 4. Philipp Pfieger    GER   7:58.25
 5. Rob Mullet         GBR   7:58.65
 6. Malcolm Hicks      NZL   8:01.99
 7. Conor Bradley      IRL   8:04.52
 8. Collin Jarvis      USA   8:07.25
 9. Dan Mulhare        IRL   8:07.54
10. Alex Cornwall      GBR   8:11.04

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