Rachel Ward took to the track to compete in the 10,000m at the US Track and Field Championships held in Sacramento, California. With heavy favorite, Shalane Flanagan, scratching the day of the race, the pace early on lagged as no one wanted to lead. Ward took to the front to keep the tempo respectable for the rest of the field. Once the pace picked up, Ward hung on as the top six women separated from the rest of the field. Ward finished as strong as she started, running 32:49.45 for fifth place. The race was another step in the right direction for Rachel in terms of development and experience in championship-style races. Results can be found below.
Monthly Archives: June 2014
Rachel Ward, Sean Keveren, and Charlotte Browning qualified and will compete at their respective national championships this week.
Rachel Ward and Sean Keveren qualified for the US Track and Field Championships to be held in Sacramento, California. Ward will be competing in the 10,000m Thursday evening at 11:20pm Eastern time. Ward’s 32:15.85 performance from the Payton Jordan Invitational back in May ranks her fourth going into the event. Keveren will be competing in the 5,000m Friday evening/Saturday morning at 12:25am Eastern time. Keveren is ranked 11th in the event thanks to his 13:39.26 clocking at the Portland Track Festival just over a week ago. The site http://usatf.tv will be streaming the track and field championships Wednesday to Sunday. A full schedule of events as well as entries can be found below.
Charlotte Browning qualified to compete in the British Championships held in Perry Barr, Birmingham. Browning will be competing in the 1,500m heats on Friday at 3:10 Eastern time. Entries were not available at the time of this posting. A full schedule of events can be found below.
2014 British Championships: Schedule
Sean Keveren flew out to Portland, Oregon to compete in the highly competitive Portland Track Festival. The 5000m race entrants included many elite runners, one of them being double Olympic champion, Mo Farah, competing for the first time since his debut marathon. The weather was perfect for racing, and Keveren took advantage of it. Sean blew away his previous personal best of 13:48 from two years ago by running 13:39.26 for 5th place.
Since May 10th, Keveren has been consistently dropping his 5000m 2014 best, running 14:10, 13:56, 13:50, and now 13:39. The auto standard for the US Championships is 13:32, so his chances of qualifying will be dependent on how many runners USATF decides to take in the 5000m. Nonetheless, the race was a nice breakthrough after two years of injuries and surgeries that hampered Keveren’s progress but not his determination.
Results can be found below.
Results: 2014 Portland Track Festival