Friday night at the Oxy HP meet had to be one of the most dramatic races I've ever run: the weather was perfect, the races were stacked, the stands were bustling with excited track fans and the rabbits were ready- a recipe for PR's!! My fun rommate for the weekend, Phoebe Wright (also 2nd in the 800m with a World B earlier in the night) took us out through 800m and then the fun began. There's nothing quite like the thrill of feeling good and gliding along with other fast women- all of us coming together for one night working toward a common goal- getting that A standard! After several 1500m races last year where I couldn't quite dip under that 4:06, coming down the straightaway and seeing the clock hit 4 as we strained for the finish line was an amazing feeling! As we waited to see who won, I was so excited about the 2 second PR it didn't really matter that I came in first (thanks to FloTack and Running Warehouse, that big check and crown were really entertaining to receive however)- everyone was all smiles celebrating hard work paying off. I love that. That is Run Happy!
Event 5 Women 1500 M Run ================================================================ Meet: * 4:05.92 2012 Shannon Rowbury, Nike Stadium: # 4:05.92 2012 Shannon Rowbury, Nike Name Year Team Finals ================================================================ Finals 1 Mackey, Katie Brooks 4:04.60# 2 Cain, Mary Unattached 4:04.62# 3 Sifuentes, Nicole Saucony 4:04.65# 4 Brown, Sarah New Balance 4:05.27# 5 Lucas, Julia Nike 4:05.89# 6 Buckman, Zoe Nike 4:05.91# 7 Kuijken, Susan Nike 4:06.59 8 Coburn, Emma Colorado 4:06.87 9 Conley, Kim New Balance 4:07.17 10 Tomlin, Renee Nike 4:08.09 11 Simpson, Jemma Nike 4:08.51 12 Lagat, Violah Unattached 4:08.87 13 Stellingwerff, Hilary Speed River/ 4:10.47 14 Van Buskirk, Kate Brooks 4:11.14 15 Schappert, Nicole Brooks/NYAC 4:11.80 16 Wilson, Heather Njnytc 4:12.58 17 Gallagher, Kerri Pacers New Balance 4:12.97 18 Franek, Bridget Nike 4:15.09 19 Van Alstine, Amy adidas 4:15.65 20 Brown, Stephanie Arkansas 4:16.10 21 Praught, Aisha Nike 4:16.66 22 O'Connell, Jessica University of Ca 4:17.17 23 Carlyle, Laura Bowerman AC 4:17.39 24 Guevara, Cristina Mexico 4:17.67 25 Mecke, Dana San Antonio Elite 4:18.30 26 Salerno, Melissa New Balance 4:18.60 27 Thomas, Callie Unattached 4:18.67 28 Tauro, Danielle Njnytc 4:19.07 29 Cliff, Rachel Vancouver Th 4:19.66 30 McShine, Pilar Trinidad & Tobago 4:19.91 31 Miller, Ashley Asics 4:20.64 32 Hagans, Lauren Asics 4:21.06 33 Infeld, Emily Nike 4:21.23 34 Beck, Cat Cptc New Balance 4:23.20 35 Bizzarri, Angela Brooks 4:23.27 36 Digby, Erica Vancouver Th 4:24.75 37 van der Wyk, Tracee Unattached 4:26.33 38 Jordán Ordiales, Cristin C.D. Seoane- Pampín 4:31.43