2012 Brooks PR Invite: USR 60H by Robertson; 6 more US#1s!
Fields loaded with stars from US and Canada
USR 7.57 60H for Donovan Robertson!!
6 more US#1s, with near-USRs by Sanders, Glass
LINKS: Surprises, speedsters shine brightest by Doug Binder Recap Video | Full Results | DyeStat Elites FLOTRACK WEBCAST | LIVE RESULTS
HIGHLIGHTS**B-1 Mile: US#2 4:07.18 for Marcus Dickson WA to come from behind and nip Jacob Burcham WV #3 4:07.20. Dickson was seeded last of the entries, but had a 6-second PR to get the first "W" for the home state. US#2-#8 in the race.
**G-1 Mile: US#1 4:43.28 for Hannah Meier MI as she leads almost wire-to-wire and holds off the kick of Amy-Eloise Neale WA (2nd, 4:44.03). Meier and Neale move to #6 and #7 all-time, all tracks. Meier's twin sister Haley was 3rd in 4:48.10.
**B-60 dash final: US#1 6.71 for Levonte Whitfield FL, topping Tatum Taylor WA WA 6.71 in a photo finish. Leshon Collins DE 3rd in US#3 6.74.
**G-60 dash final: A dominant US#1 and #2 all-time 7.21 for Shayla Sanders FL, just .02 off Ashley Owens' USR. Jennifer Madu TX, with US#2 7.31 in the prelims, was 2nd in 7.34.
**B-800: Canadian Tyler Smith kicked off a modest pace with about 300 to go, overtaking Quamel Prince TN and dominating the field at the end with a 1:51.83, while Nick Boersma WA was a surprising 2nd at 1:53.12 -- beating a slew of sub-1:50 runners. Zavon Watkins' NY late kick got him 3rd at 1:53.69, while Prince faded to 9th.
**G-800: US#3 2:10.69 for Cami Chapus CA. Fellow Californian Savannah Camacho suffered a bad fall in the last lap, while Canadian Jenna Westaway was 2nd.
**B-60H Final: Stunning 7.57 USR by Donovan Robertson OH, taking down the 7.60 by Wayne Davis NC from 2009. Robertson's PR coming in was 7.78. Dondre Echols MD was 2nd in 7.79.
**G-60H Final: US#2 8.28 for Dior Hall CO, nipping her PR and Trinity Wilson's soph class USR (8.29 from 2010) and #5 all-time mark. Lateisha Philson NY and Kendell Williams GA were 2nd and 3rd at 8.36 and 8.39 -- US#2-3-4.
**B-400: US#1 46.06 for Najee Glass NJ, who nips Aldrich Bailey TX 46.07 in an incredible race. They move to #2-#3 all-time, all tracks.
**G-400: US#1 53.21 for Courtney Okolo TX in first section, topping Precious Holmes CT US#2 53.53. Felicia Brown GA also ran 53.53 in the 2nd section to tie for 2nd.
**B-2 Mile: US#2 8:59.15 meet record for Daniel Vertiz TX, who was 2nd and 5th last fall at NXN and FL Finals, as he outicked the field in the final lap. Jake Leingang ND and Darren Fahy CA closed hard for 2nd (8:59.66) and 3rd (9:01.63). US#2 through #9 (and beyond).
**G-2 Mile: US#1 10:13.45 for Foot Locker champ Molly Seidel WI as she outkicks Haley Pierce 10:14.54 DE and Erin Finn 10:18.82 MI -- US#1 through #6 and #12 all-time for Seidel (including oversized).
**G-60 dash prelims: US#1 7.26 for Shayla Sanders FL in 1st prelim, tying meet record and #5 all-time. Jennifer Madu TX takes 2nd prelim in 7.31.
**B-60 dash prelims: US#1 6.75 for Leshon Collins DE in prelim 2, just ahead of Tatum Taylor WA 6.76, after Levonte Whitfield FL took the first prelim in 6.80.
**G-60H prelims: Kendell Williams GA took the first prelim in 8.42, but she was topped by Dior Hall CO in the 2nd with 8.32 (just .02 off her US#2).
**B-60H prelims: Jordan Moore GA blasted to the first prelim win in US#1 7.75. Dondre Echols MD nipped Donovan Robertson OH in the 2nd, 7.76 to 7.77. Top 3 US times of the year in the prelims.
|H1: Levonte Whitfield FL 6.80 H2: Leshon Collins DE 6.75 Final: Levonte Whitfield FL 6.71||60||H1: Shayla Sanders FL 7.26 H2: Jennifer Madu TX 7.31 Final: Shayla Sanders FL 7.21|
|Najee Glass NJ 46.06||400||Courtney Okolo TX 53.21|
|Tyler Smith CAN 1:51.83||800||Cami Chapus CA 2:10.69|
|Marcus Dickson WA 4:07.18||Mile||Hannah Meier MI 4:43.28|
|Daniel Vertiz TX 8:59.15||2-Mile||Molly Seidel WI 10:13.45|
|H1: Jordan Moore GA 7.75 H1: Dondre Echols MD 7.76 Final: Donovan Robertson OH 7.57||60H||H1: Kendell Williams GA 8.42 H2: Dior Hall CO 8.32 Final: Dior Hall CO 8.28|
PREVIEW: Four sub-1:50s in loaded 800
A lineup in the boys 800 meters that is shaping up to be the best in North America this winter, plus a bevy of other elite national fields, is on tap Sunday in Seattle at the second Brooks PR Invitational.
The meet, held on the University of Washington's oversized 307-meter track (Dempsey Indoor), has attracted a star-studded collection of prep stars from across the country (plus a few from Canada) for a spectator-friendly two-hour window featuring 12 races (six each for boys and girls). Doug Binder's Preview
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