Hastings, Uhl, Cherobon-Bawcom headed to LondonThe women's 10,000 meter race at U.S. Olympic Trials had much less on the line than did the men's event. With only 4 women having run the Olympic "A" standard and one of them being Shalane Flanagan - who says she will NOT run the 10k in London to focus on the marathon - it basically meant that the 3 women that have the A standard were in regardless of their finish place/time (unless someone from the field managed to run under the A standard in the race).
Those 3 women of course are: Amy Hastings (@HastyHastings), Lisa Uhl (@lisa_uhl) and Janet Cherobon-Bawcom (@JanetRuns).
Natosha Rogers - who fell early in the race - made an amazing move inside of 300 meters to go, but it was Amy Hastings, another 4th place marathon finisher, who took the win ahead of Rogers and Shalane Flanagan. Lisa Uhl finished 4th. Final lap was 65 seconds and it looked tough. Bawcom finished way back, but she's still going to London. It was a 16 second PR for Rogers, kudos.
Flanagan did do a 2h50m "training run" marathon earlier this week, so no sweat that she was outkicked. But I'm sure she's not psyched she didn't win.
Note: Rogers finished 2nd, but does not get to go to London because she failed to meet the Olympic A standard. As Nate pointed out on Twitter, it's messed up - but that's our system.
1 Amy Hastings Brooks 31:58.36
2 Natosha Rogers Texas A&M 31:59.213 Shalane Flanagan Nike / Oregon TC Elite 31:59.69
4 Lisa Uhl Nike / Oregon TC Elite 32:03.465 Alisha Williams Boulder RunCo/adidas 32:08.51
6 Tara Erdmann Unattached 32:09.15
7 Janet Cherobon-Bawcom Nike 32:17.068 Stephanie Rothstein adidas/McMillan Elite 32:24.25
9 Deborah Maier Unattached 32:25.82
10 Kellyn Johnson adidas/McMillan Elite 32:30.40
11 Alissa McKaig ZAP Fitness Reebok 32:31.66
12 Meaghan Nelson Iowa State 32:32.45
13 Rebecca Donaghue New Balance 32:37.39
14 Adriana Nelson Unattached 32:38.95
15 Rachel Ward Ragged Mountain Racing 32:39.53
16 Liz Costello Unattached 32:53.31
17 Alvina Begay Nike 32:58.63
18 Katie McGregor Reebok 33:11.92
19 Addie Bracy Unattached 33:14.12
20 Wendy Thomas Boulder/adidas 33:17.40
21 Katie DiCamillo New Balance Boston 33:26.72
22 Katie Matthews Boston University 33:45.22
DNF Sarah Porter ZAP Fitness Reebok
DNS Allison Kieffer Unattached