Ethiopian Yomif Kejelcha won the 5,000 easily at Payton Jordan Classic last night clocking 13:10 along with other top performances
The big names at the meet all got wins. Clayton Murphy won the 1500 (3:37.59) comfortably, Jessica Hull won the 1500 (4:12.08).
Allie Ostrander the steeple, Jenny Simpson got the win (15:21) over Rachel Schneider in the 5,000.
Yomif Kejelcha won the 5,000 with easily (13:10 for him, 13:17 for 2nd) and Sifan Hassan’s 10,000m debut (31:18) was a success.
Ben True won the 10k (27:52) but no one got the Worlds standard.
New Balance professional Jenny Simpson won the women's 5,000 meters in her outdoor season opener in 15:21.12 at the Payton Jordan Invitational at Stanford's Cobb Track and Angell Field in Palto Alto, Calif.
Simpson, who last ran an outdoor 5,000 in August of 2013 in Switzerland in a personal-best 14:56.26 after capturing the USATF title that year, was competing at Payton Jordan for the first time since winning the 1,500 in 2010 in 4:08.11.
Simpson ascended to No. 3 in the world this year in the 5,000, also achieving the IAAF World Championships standard.
posted Friday May 3rd