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March 24, 2001 at Azusa Pacific University, Azusa CA
Distance Meet of Champions
Ryan Hall looks for fast 2-mile and gets it: 8:58.7 - Siraki wins 3200 in 10:31.5
AZUSA CA 3/24/01 --There had been reports that Big Bear CA sr Ryan Hall would shoot for Jim Nelson's revered 2-mile record in this meet. Just before the meet, his coach and father Mickey Hall said that wouldn't happen, but he did expect a very fast time, perhaps sub 8:50.
Hall won in 8:58.7 (running the full 2 miles even though the announced distance was 3200 meters). In the girls 3200, Anita Siraki came off a bout with flu to win in 10:31 after losing at 1600 meters to Amber Steen, 4:50.2 to 4:51.6.
Thanks to "Samarai_Runner" on the DyeStat Message Boards for this report:
Decided to actually go see some races since Hall & Siraki were running and there weren't any basketball games on TV. Hall ran a full 2 mi. (I guess in case he broke the record) and easily won, but wasn't close to the record. My splits (1/4 mi): 64.7-67.3 (2:12) 66.7-66.5 (4:25.2) 67.8-69.6 (6:42.5) 69.9-66.3 (8:58.8). Almost an exact duplicate of his 3200 race to win the CA State Championship (8:55.12)
Siraki ran a 3200m and had a typical negative split
Another DyeStat message board habitue PreRules2 took the pictures below and said Hall ran "the easiest looking sub 9:00 I have ever witnessed."
B-2Mile 8:58.7 , Hall, Ryan, 2001, Big Bear Lake CA - CA Azusa Pacific # 1
G-Mile 4:51.8 c , Steen, Amber, 2001, Newport Harbor CA
- CA Azusa Pacific # 1
Preview from www.prep.caltrack.com
With Hall setting a torrid pace, such established standouts as state Division I cross country champion JJ Duke and state-meet three-milers Ryan Montez and Arturo Garcia should benefit. From there, a bastion of excellent individuals just off the cusp of statewide notoriety will be searching for their own major breakthroughs.
BOYS' SEEDED 3200-METER RUN
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