Gabe Jennings Finishes Fourth, Michael Stember Places Ninth At USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

June 23, 2001

Eugene, Or - Gabe Jennings finished fourth and Michael Stember placed ninth in the 1,500 meters on Saturday at the United States Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the University of Oregon.

Jennings was timed in 3:38.02 while Stember was timed in 3:39.86. Andy Downin won the race in 3:37.63, followed by Seneca Lassiter at 3:37.66 and Paul McMullen in third place at 3:37.94.

In the women's 1,500 meter final, Maurica Carlucci placed 12th in a time of 4:26.03. Former Stanford All-American Regina Jacobs won in a time of 4:06.12.

Laura Turner competed in the finals of the 3,000 meter steeplechase and finished 12th (10:23.60). Lisa Nye won in a time of 9:49.21.

On Sunday at 2:20 p.m., NCAA champion Lauren Fleshman will compete in the 5,000 meters, while freshman Jillian Camarena will compete earlier in the day (10:45 a.m.) in the shot put.

The USA Championships serve as the selection event for Team USA at the 2001 IAAF World Outdoor Championships, August 3-12 in Edmonton, Canada. The top three finishers in each event who have met IAAF qualifying standards will make the U.S. squad for Edmonton.

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