Sunday, March 20, 2016

Epic Day in Portland

With gold in the 4x400m men's and women's relays, gold by Matthew Centrowitz in the 1500m, gold by high schooler Vashti Cunningham in the high jump, gold by Marquis Dendy in the long jump, silver by Ryan Hill in the 3,000m, silver by Ajee Wilson in the 800m, and bronze by Shannon Rowbury in the 3,000m, the United States gave a definitive performance at the World Championships in Portland today. This will serve as a springboard into an Olympic year and will alter the perception left from a lackluster team performance at the Bejing World Championships last summer.

Certainly there were non-US highlights today, most especially Genzebe Dibaba's 7+ second win over Ethiopian teammate Meseret Defar in the women's 3,000m. But the story of these championships is of a deep and resurgent US team.

I will continue writing about this meet; there are many stories to tell.

Special note of thanks to Kyle and Carol.





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