Recaps, results, photos, video interviews and more from the inaugural elite high school 200m and mile at the 2015 Prefontaine Classic!
Prefontaine Classic high school boys mile and 200 fields have been announced! Check out our race previews of both elite races set for this weekend at Hayward Field!
The Camas High School senior is a sponsored Nike athlete; she broke Mary Cain's American Junior record in the 1500m this weekend at 4:03.39, but it will not count as a high school record
The Girls 200m will feature a rematch between 2014 New Balance Nationals champion Candace Hill and runner-up Diamond Spaulding; the Girls Mile features the U.S. No. 1 ranked runners in the 800m, 1500m, 1600m and Mile
Review of the five individuals and one team that have top 10 all-time marks as well as a preview of the HS boys events at the Prefontaine Classic
Ryen Frazier talks about running US #1 4:39.84 to win the Pre Classic
The Pre Classic had the fastest female milers of the season but we also saw some standout national performances this past week in the 400m, 4x800m, shot put, and more
Mikey Brannigan talks about running a PR of 4:05 in the mile in placing runner-up at the Pre Classic.
The IAAF Diamond League series meet will host a High School Elite Mile and 200 meters for the first time in event history
Carlos Villarreal of Rio Rico, Az. talks about racing US #2 4:05.25 to win the Pre Classic mile in honor of Marcus Wheeler, an Arizona high school distance runner who took his own life on May 12.
Dani Jones talks about racing US #2 4:39.84 to place runner-up at the Pre Classic mile
Texas put on a show in front of the national audience at the Prefontaine Classic! Putting their mark on the 200m and taking control in the mile.
Six Florida sprinters will compete this weekend at the Prefontaine Classic in Oregon in the first ever high school events.
Diamond Spaulding, La'Kayla Harris, and Symone Mason finished 2-3-4 in the girls high school 200m dash at the Prefontaine Classic in Oregon. The trio who posted times of 23.72, 23.93, and 24.01 were unable to out last sophomore Candace Hill of Georgia who won in 23.64.
Tonight will be only the second time ever for Jordyn Colter, Lauren Gregory, and Katie Rainsberger to share the same starting line. And, it's very likely the last time for them as high schoolers. Photos by Jeff McCoy.
Plantation High School senior Khai McLin reflects on his trip to Eugene, Oregon to run in the inaugural high school 200m dash at the Prefontaine Classic.
LIVE Webcast (via USATF.TV)
Leo talks after his 3:53 race performance in the Bowerman Mile at Pre Classic
Hayward Field is a special place for hometown girl Jenny Simpson. She won NCAA Championships there, made several USA teams, and this past weekend won her first 1500m (4:00.98) race of the season at the Prefontaine Classic. See what she had to say after the race!
The U.S. Olympic champions led several track and field stars in fine form at one of the season's top international meets before Worlds. (via olympictalk.nbcsports.com)
Prefontaine ClassicMen 100 Meter Dash1 Tyson GAY USA 9.88 1.52 Michael RODGERS USA 9.90 1.53 Bingtian SU CHN 9.99 1.54 Kim COLLINS SKN 9.99 1.55 Nesta CARTER JAM 10.02 1.56 James DASAOLU GBR 10.13 1.57 Richard THOMPSON TTO 10.27 1.58 Justin WALKER USA 10.28 1.5 (via RunnerSpace.com)
With two of seven meetings now completed in the 2015 Diamond Race for 16 of the 32 disciplines, the standings are starting to take shape and there’s a familiar feel about many of them. (via IDL Diamond League)
Prefontaine ClassicWomen 400 Meter Dash1 Allyson FELIX USA 50.052 Sanya RICHARDS-ROSS USA 50.293 Stephenie Ann MCPHERSON JAM 50.404 Phyllis FRANCIS USA 51.375 Natasha HASTINGS USA 51.716 Novlene WILLIAMS-MILLS JAM 51.897 Libania GRENOT ITA 51.918 Christine DAY JAM 52.29 (via RunnerSpace.com)
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Without fail, every 400-meter race between LaShawn Merritt and Kirani James brings excitement, drama and/or a close finish. Especially at the Prefontaine Classic, where they will clash for a fourth time – more than at any other meet. (via IDL Diamond League)
Television Schedule (via www.usatf.org)
Mutaz Essa Barshim rekindled his Hayward Field magic and added to his growing resume in the high jump at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene, going over a meeting record of 2.41m on Saturday (30). (via iaaf.org)
EUGENE, Oregon -- Two world leaders highlighted Friday night at the Nike Prefontaine Classic, as Americans Tianna Bartoletta and Joe Kovacs dazzled the “Distance Night” crowd at Historic Hayward Field. (via www.usatf.org)
Pole vault star Renaud Lavillenie said he would only show up if he was ready to compete and the world record holder from France kept his word at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on Saturday (30). (via IDL Diamond League)
What Idaho athletes accomplished in the last week.
Prefontaine ClassicMen 200 Meter Dash1 Justin GATLIN USA 19.68 0.92 Anaso JOBODWANA RSA 20.04 0.93 Nickel ASHMEADE JAM 20.18 0.94 Isiah YOUNG USA 20.24 0.95 Julian FORTE JAM 20.41 0.96 Curtis MITCHELL USA 20.44 0.97 Alonso EDWARD PAN 20.63 0.98 Gil ROBERTS USA 20.88 0.9 (via RunnerSpace.com)
Performances from last week the met the Milesplit 1st Team Standard.
Despite a valiant and gutsty run from Mikey Brannigan, Carlos Villarreal closes with a ridiculous kick in the last 75 meters to win the Prefontaine Classic high school boys mile in 4:05 over star-studded field.
The Prefontaine Classic girls mile lived up to the hype! 10 girls finishing with times ranging from 4:39 to 4:44! Ryen Frazier (US #1 4:39.84) holds off Dani Jones (US #2 4:39.88) in photo finish!
Prefontaine Classic 2015
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