SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Galen Rupp added another national outdoor title to his resume with a win in the 10,000 meters at the 2014 USATF Outdoor Championships, Thursday.
The win makes six in a row for the former Oregon Duck at the distance at which he set the American Record during the 2014 Prefontaine Classic.
Rupp looked comfortable throughout the race and made a big move with 500 meters remaining to blow away the field and finish in 28:12.07.
Jordan Hasay finished second in the women’s 10,000, making a strong move with 200 meters to go, before Kim Conley answered with a surge of her own down the last 100 meters. The two finished a second apart with Hasay crossing in 32:03.28.
While a number of current Ducks were navigating the gauntlet of advancing through their qualifying rounds against largely professional fields, incoming Oregon freshman Ashlee Moore was putting the finishing touches on her win of the women’s junior heptathlon with a personal-best score of 5,418 points. The achievement will give Moore a chance to compete in front of a soon-to-be home crowd at Hayward Field, as the top two finishers advanced to the World Junior Championships, July 22-27.
Mitch Modin finished third in the U.S. Junior men’s decathlon with 7,516 points.
In the first of three rounds, Laura Roesler ran the fastest time of the day in the women’s 800, cruising to the finish in 2:01.64. The senior was fourth with 300 meters remaining, but made her way to the front of pack by the final stretch.
A pair of Oregon 400 runners advanced with ease through the first round. Phyllis Francis finished second overall with a time of 51.25 while Mike Berry led his heat entering the home stretch before turning down the jets to take second in his heat in 45.43.
Redshirt sophomore Greg Skipper finished seventh in the men’s hammer throw with a distance of 227-7 (69.38m).
A trio of former Ducks advanced on Thursday. English Gardner ran the fastest women’s 100 time of the day in 11.30 while Elijah Greer (800) and AJ Acosta (1,500) also secured spots in the semifinals and finals, respectively.
Competition will resume, Friday with Roesler, Francis and Berry each taking part in the semifinals of their respective events. Each of those will be broadcast live on NBCSN, beginning at 7 p.m.