17th May 2014 – There was a successful set of results for PACE athletes competing at the USATF High Performance Distance Classic at Occidental College. Leading the way was World Championship silver medalist Matthew Centrowitz (USA) who ran a very assured race to take victory in the mens 1500m in 3:35.44.
Centrowitz committed to following the pacemaker from the gun and once he led with 700m remaining was never headed to take the win.
Shannon Rowbury (USA) also showed her racing her prowess, powering away from the field and covering the final 200m in 31 seconds to win the 5000m in 15:20.91. Shannon was closely followed in third by teammate Jordan Hasay (USA) who set a new PB of 15:29.63.
Galen Rupp (USA) was narrowly beaten in to second place in the mens 5000m running 13:19.59. Jemma Simpson (GBR) ran her second fastest 1500m ever and there were solid performances over 800m from both Michael Rimmer (GBR) and Diane Cummins (CAN).
At the Kenyan Military Championships new African 3000m record holder Hellen Obiri (KEN) continued her sparkling form with a middle distance double winning both the 800m and 1500m titles.