four-time USA 1500m champion Treniere Moser got around Price (second 2:01.99) on the outside in the homestretch to take the win in 2:01.67. In the second section, 2011 world 1500m champion Jenny Simpson chased 800m specialist Maggie Vessey down the homestretch, but couldn't quite catch her taller rival. Vessey clocked 2:00.70, the fastest time of the night, to Simpson's 2:00.79 (World champs A standards). In the women's 1500m the closest to Worlds standard was Katie Mackey who won the first section in 4:07.51, just holding off Gabe Grunewald in the final meters (4:07.67).
Shannon Rowbury did a interesting double 2:03.46 and 4:13.62. Sally Kipyego was timed with 4:11.95 in the 1500m, Emma Coburn 4:10.77, and Mary Cain 4:16.48. Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano bolted away from the field with 250 meters to go, and went on to win in 3:38.96 the 1500m ahead of two-time Olympian Andrew Wheating (3:39.56). In terms of producing world championships qualifying marks, the two steeplechase races did best. Stephanie Garcia ran away from the women's field to win in 9:37.19, well under the 9:44.00 World Championships "A" standard. In the men's steeplechase, Canada's Matt Hughes dominated the race, leading nearly every step to win in 8:25.54. He was pushed in the homestretch by compatriot Taylor Milne who finished second in 8:25.72. Travis Mahoney finished third 8:27.08.
From RRW via EME News/Alfonz Juck