7th February 2016 – As the indoor season picks up momentum PACE athletes showed that they are also rounding into shape with some outstanding performances over the weekend.
Leading the way at the fourth High Performance Meeting in Portland was Matthew Centrowitz (USA). Tracking the pacemaker from early on in his 3000m race Matthew held his lead right through to the finish to win in new personal best figures of 7:40.74.
Trayvon Bromell (USA) remains unbeaten in this indoor season as he completed the sprint double of 60m and 200m at the Charlie Thomas Invitational in Texas. Laura Roesler (USA) continues to improve race by race as she set another seasons best of 2:02.18 for second place in the 800m at the Armory Invitational in New York. Jordan Hasay (USA) finished sixth in the 3000m at the same meeting.
At the first of the World Indoor Series meets in Karlsruhe Dina Asher-Smith (GBR) ran a seasons best of 7.11 seconds for third place in a high quality 60m race. Nancy Chepkwemoi (KEN) ran her first indoor race for three years and took sixth place in the 1500m in 4:09.68. Bethwel Birgen (KEN) and Vincent Kibet (KEN) finished third and fifth respectively in the 3000m with times of 7:43.49 and 7:44.87 (PB). This came just three days after the two of them finished second and fourth over 1500m at the indoor meeting in Karlsruhe.