Last weekend’s USA Track and Field Championships at the historic Hayward Field featured current and past Stanford athletes. The national competition in Eugene, Ore., had implications for qualifying for the World Championships later this summer.
Junior Chris Derrick and senior Jake Riley, a pair of long-distance runners, both competed in the 5,000-meter. Derrick finished seventh, and Riley followed in 12th. Senior runner JT Sullivan competed in the 3000-meter steeplechase and finished eighth. Senior Stephanie Marcy ran a personal best 33:18.18 in the 10,000 and finished 18th.
In the U.S. Junior Championships, which took place alongside the national championships, freshman Jeremy Hines finished third in the shot put with a toss of 61-10.5. Freshman Katie Nelms competed in the 100-meter hurdles but was disqualified because of a false start.
Stanford alumni also made a splash in the meet. Jillian Camarena-Williams ’04 was the only Cardinal athlete to make the World Championships team with a second-place finish in the shot put.
Lindsay Allen ’08 and Sara Hall (formerly Sara Bei) ’04 missed qualifying for the World Championships after finishing fifth and sixth, respectively, in the 3,000-meter chase. Lauren Fleshman ’03 placed eighth at the 5,000-meter and Lauren Centrowitz ’09 finished 18th in the heats but did not qualify for the finals.
Russell Brown ’08 was the only male alum participating and finished 26th in the heats for the 1,500-meter, clocking in at 3:44.47.