Saturday’s ultimate session of the Prefontaine Basic at Hayward Area featured eight meet data, six world-leading marks and two American data because the venue capped its first yr of competitors since being reimagined with a memorable afternoon of motion.
Teenage sensation and Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Athing Mu received the 800 meters in an American report time of 1:55.04, with Olympic bronze medalist Raevyn Rogers taking fourth in 1:58.01 and her fellow Oregon alum Sabrina Southerland crossing in 2:01.87. Ryan Crouser and Dalilah Muhammed additionally established new American data, with Crouser placing the shot 75 toes, 11.5 inches and Muhammed profitable the 400 hurdles in 52.77.
Crouser’s shot put mark was a Diamond League report. Elaine Thompson-Herah set one other in main Jamaica to a 1-2-3 sweep of the 100 meters in 10.54 seconds, and Jakob Ingebrigtsen additionally set a Diamond League report by profitable the Bowerman Mile in 3:47.24.
Rogers and Southerland have been two of the seven UO alums in motion Saturday. Jenna Prandini was fourth within the 200 meters in 22.36, Cravon Gillespie was ninth within the 100 in 10.09 and Matthew Centrowitz was ninth within the mile in 3:53.32. Jessica Hull ran the 1,500 in 4:05.4, whereas Kyree King was eradicated from the 200 after a false begin.
Saturday’s session of the Prefontaine Basic adopted Friday’s night program that featured Francine Niyonsaba’s meet report 9:00.75 within the 2-mile race, together with a proper opening ceremony for the reimagined venue, which is able to host the 2022 World Championships. That guarantees to be an unforgettable occasion, and the Pre Basic’s parade of star performers was a worthy preview.
Saturday’s additionally featured meet data from Norah Jeruto within the steeplechase (8:53.56), Noah Lyles within the 200 (19.52), Joshua Cheptegei over 2 miles (8:09.55) and Religion Kipyegon within the 1,500 (3:53.23). The second American report of the meet was from Courtney Frerichs, who took second within the steeplechase in 8:57.77.