UM's Erin Finn blazes to 15:26 5000 at Payton Jordan Invite, Bobby Curtis runs 27:46 10,000
Finn highlights another great weekend for state of Michigan track and field athletes
Continuing an amazing first year of college, University of Michigan freshman Erin Finn turned in another great 5000 meters performance, running 15:26.08 at the Payton Jordan Invitational at Stanford University on Sunday, May 4.
Finn, who just one year ago was running for West Bloomfield High School, only recently broke a 29 year-old Wolverine women's 5000 track record, running 15:41.35 at the Mt. Sac Relays on April 19.
This time, with the help of a top class collegiate and unattached non collegiate women's field at Stanford, Finn blew away her own school record with her 15:26.
Also in the Payton Jordan Women's 5000, former Michigan State Spartan Nicole Bush ran 15:31.
Other good performances turned in at the Payton Jordan Invitational included University of Michigan graduate Amanda Eccleston finishing 7th in 4:11.21 in the Women's 1500 Meters.
On Saturday at the Dave Rankin Invitational at Purdue University, Michigan State's Leah O'Connor won easily in the women's 1500, running 4:16.40.
Another Michigan Wolverine performed well over the weekend as sprinter Cindy Ofili won two events at the Steve Scott Invitational in Irvine, California.
Also at the Payton Jordan Invite, our state was represented well at the Post-Collegiate/Pro level as Bobby Curtis of the Rochester Hills based Hansons-Brooks ODP team, finished in 7th overall in the Men's 10,000 with a time of 27:46.30.
In that same race, Christo Landry, who lives and trains in Ann Arbor, finished 15th in 28:20.98. Landry, who ran collegiately for William and Mary College and is sponsored by Mizuno, recently won the USATF Men's 10 Mile Run Championship.
In addition to Curtis, Hansons-Brooks ODP teammates Brendan Gregg and Jake Riley also ran well. Gregg finished with a time of 28:28.54 and Riley ran 28:32.59.
Payton Jordan Invite Women's 5000 Section 1 results (state of Michigan connections bolded)
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Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational
Stanford University --Stanford, California
Event 61 Women 5000 Meter Run Section 1
Name Year School Finals
1 Sifan Hassan Global Sport 14:59.23
2 Meraf Bahta Hälle IF 14:59.49
3 Katie Mackey Brooks Beasts 15:04.74
4 Laura Thweatt Boulder Track Club 15:04.98
5 Emelia Gorecka Unattached 15:07.45
6 Aisling Cuffe Stanford 15:11.13
7 Jessica O'Connell Ucac 15:13.21
8 Jessica Tebo Brooks Beasts 15:18.17
9 Kellyn Johnson Naz Elite 15:21.93
10 Riko Matsuzaki Sekisui Kagaku 15:22.67
11 Lucy Van Dalen New Balance 15:22.95
12 Amy Van Alstine Naz Elite 15:22.98
13 Erin Finn Michigan 15:26.08
14 Yuika Mori Yamada Denki 15:30.01
15 Lauren Penney Oiselle/NJNY 15:30.33
16 Nicole Bush New Balance/ 15:31.43
17 Helen Clitheroe Global Sport 15:31.76
18 Jessica Tonn Stanford 15:32.26
19 Katrina Coogan Unattached 15:34.34
20 Ashley Higginson Saucony 15:34.85
21 Nicol Traynor New Jersey-N 15:35.97
22 Angela Bizzarri Brooks Beasts 15:36.78
23 Amanda Winslow Oiselle / Nj-Nytc 15:57.28
24 Laura Nagel Providence 15:58.33
25 Risa Kikuchi Hitachi 16:05.92
26 Akari Ota Tenmaya 16:16.86
-- Alexi Pappas Oregon Track Club DNF
Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational Stanford University --Stanford, California
Event 23 Men 10000 Meter Run Section 1
Name Year School Finals
1 Juan Luis Barrios Nike 27:34.40
2 Cam Levins Nike 27:36.00
3 Bashir Abdi Top Sport Vl 27:36.40
4 Daniele Meucci Unattached 27:36.53
5 Shadrack Kipchirchir Oklahoma State 27:36.79
6 Kennedy Kithuka Texas Tech 27:41.73
7 Bobby Curtis Hansons-Brooks Odp 27:46.30
8 Yuki Sato Jpn-Nissin Foods 27:46.59
9 Dame Tasama Rfc Liege At 27:55.21
10 Arne Gabius Nike 27:55.35
11 Aron Rono Wcap 28:03.51
12 Zewdie Miliyon Yachiyo Kogyo 28:04.64
13 Tetsuya Yoroizaka Jpn-Asahi Kasei 28:05.67
14 Stefano La Rosa Italy 28:19.36
15 Christo Landry Mizuno 28:20.98
16 Luke Puskedra Nike Oregon Project 28:27.54
17 Brendan Gregg Hansons-Brooks Odp 28:28.54
18 Paul Pollock Melbourne Tr 28:32.18
19 Jake Riley Hansons-Brooks Odp 28:32.59
20 Tyler Pennel Zap Fitness 28:35.52
21 Tony Okello Santa Monica 28:42.18
22 Luke Caldwell New Mexico 28:59.63
23 Lex Williams Unattached 29:15.41
24 Malcolm Hicks Nike New Zealand 29:19.51
25 Liam Adams Adidas Australia 29:51.66
26 Raul Pacheco Club Rodolfo Gomez 29:57.03
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