Ian Dobson, Ryan Hall Earn Berths On Team USA
June 25, 2005
Carson, Ca - Ian Dobson and Ryan Hall finished second and third, respectively, in the 5,000 meters on Friday night at the 2005 United States Outdoor Track & Field Championships to earn berths on Team USA which will compete at the World Championships (August 6-14) in Helsinki, Finland.
Dobson, a June graduate from Stanford who now competes for adidas, toured the course in a school record time of 13:15.33. Hall, who held the previous school record (13:22.32) in winning the NCAA title in the 5,000 meters earlier this year in Sacramento, was timed in 13:16.03. Even though Dobson is now a Stanford graduate, school records are extended through September following June graduation for Cardinal seniors. Former Stanford All-American Jonathon Riley finished fifth (13:25.04) while current Stanford student Neftalem Araia placed 17th (14:01.25).
Stanford freshman Wopamo Osaisai broke the freshman school record and ran the fifth-best time in the varsity record book with a time of 21.04 to finish fifth in the finals of the 200 meters at the U.S. Junior Outdoor Championships. In the prelims, Osaisai ran 21.10.
The U.S. Senior and Junior Nationals continue through Sunday.
For complete results, go to www.usatf.org
USA Senior National Championships (Second Day Results)
5,000 Meters - 1. Tim Broe (adidas) 13:12.76; 2. Ian Dobson (Stanford) 13:15.33; 3. Ryan Hall (Stanford) 13:16.03. 17. Neftalem Araia (Stanford) 14:01.25; dnf Chris Emme
USA Junior National Championships (Second Day Results)
200 Meters - 1. Tremaine Smith (Houston) 20.86; 5. Wopamo Osaisai (Stanford) 21.04
Shot Put - 1. Sarah Stevens (Arizona State) 55-5 1/2 (16.90m); 5. Melissa Yunghans (Stanford) 47-10 (14.58m)