Friday, May 20, 2011

Battle Royale: USATF High Performance Meet - Occidental 1500m

USATF will once again be hosting the High Performance Meet at Occidental College this weekend with many competitors sights set on Olympic standards. With incredible fields lined up from the 800 to the Steeple, this meet should be nothing short of spectacular. 

Many stars will be there including showdowns with:

  • Maggie Vessey, Jenny (Barringer) Simpson and Alice Schmidt in the Womens 800
  • David Torrence, Tyler Mulder, Duane Solomon and Russell Brown in the Mens 800
  • Shannon Rowbury vs. a strong field in the Womens 1500 that includes Phoebe Wright, Katie Follett and former Tar Heel Brie Felnagle

But the main attraction will definitely be the Mens 1500 which has the new star and Olympian over 800 meters, Andrew Wheating, who ripped a 3:30.9 last year, taking on Olympians Lopez Lomong (1500), Nick Symmonds (800), Matt Tegenkamp (5000) and Leo Manzano (1500) as well as two of Canada's finest in Nate Brannen and Taylor Milne, as well as the always fast Mr. Mustache himself,  Will Leer, and the Beijing 1500 Silver Medalist Nick Willis doing the pacing. Sure to be a scorcher! 

Flotrack will be covering the meet and Flash Results West will have live results here

Here's the start list for the Championship heat of the Mens 1500:
  • Will Leer
  • Lopez Lomong
  • Tommy Schmitz
  • Matt Tegenkamp
  • Leo Manzano
  • Nick Symmonds
  • Nathan Brannen
  • Taylor Milne
  • Andrew Wheating
  • Kyle Miller
  • Andrew Bumbalough
  • Evan Jager
  • Nick Willis (Pacing)
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