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2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships — Day 1

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Distance runner Amy Begley and triple jumper Erica McLain each set stadium records on Day 1 of the 2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, IA. Begley, a 2008 Olympian, and reigning national champion in the 10,000 meters, surged away from home state favorite Lisa Koll, the previous owner of the stadium record, with a little more than one lap to go.

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Amy Begley surges past Lisa Koll, en route to a new Drake Stadium record, and the fastest 10,000 run by a woman in the state of Iowa.

Galen Rupp also successfully defended his 10,000 meter national title in Des Moines.

Galen Rupp also successfully defended his 10,000 meter national title in Des Moines.

Athletes with Arizona connections that competed in Des Moines on Day 1 included Fasil Bizuneh, Desiree Davila, Amy Hastings, Tara Erdmann, Lisa Aguilera, Lindsay Allen, Dominique Maloy, Donald Sanford, and Charonda Williams.

Fasil Bizuneh

Desiree Davila, followed by Amy Hastings

Tara Erdmann

Lisa Aguilera and Lindsay Allen

Dominique Maloy

Donald Sanford

Charonda Williams

2010 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships – Day 1

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Soon after the starter’s pistol fired in the women’s 3,000 meter run, the final event on Day 1 of the 2010 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Albuquerque, NM, Renee Metivier Baillie opened up a sizable lead. Despite the spirited attempt by Shannon Rowbury and Sara Hall to close the gap on the final lap, Metivier Baillie held on for a narrow win over the hard charging Hall, with Rowbury in third place.

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Renee Metivier Baillie held off the hard charging Sara Hall in Day 1's last event, the 3,000 meters.

In a close men’s 3,000 meter final, Bernard Lagat, the recently crowned American Record holder for 5,000 meters indoors sprinted away from Galen Rupp and Chris Solinsky in the final laps to claim the title.

Indoor 5,000 meter American Record holder Bernard Lagat sprinted away from Galen Rupp and Chris Solinsky

2009 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships – Day 1

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

After thrilling the Track Town USA crowd last year in the Olympic Trials with her desperate race against both the clock and her competitors on the track, Amy Yoder Begley returned to Eugene, Oregon and rocked the house. Yoder Begley captured her first USA championship in the 10,000 meter run with an inspired stretch run, to defeat 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Shalane Flanagan and set a new Hayward Field record.

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Amy Yoder Begley set a new Hayward Field record for 10,000 meters.

In the men’s 10,000 meter final, local favorite Galen Rupp captured the title in his last appearance in an Oregon Ducks uniform.

Galen Rupp was victorious in his last appearance in an Oregon Ducks uniform