Pre Meet ranked 3rd in world this year


 The Prefontaine Classic once again ranked among the top invitational meets in the world following the 2019 IAAF Diamond League season.
 
The 2019 Pre Classic was held at Stanford University, and the move did not hurt performances, as the quality of the Pre results ranked No. 2 out of the 14 Diamond League meets, after only the Zurich finals.

Seven out of the last eight years the Pre has ranked either No.1 or No. 2 in results. The combination of quality of results and quality of the participants earned Eugene the No. 3 overall

with only the two finals in Zurich and Brussels placing ahead of the Pre Classic. The Pre was only 24 points behind the second place Brussels meet.

 2020 when the Pre Classic will be held in the new Hayward Field on June 6-7.


the Prefontaine Classic will go into the history books for being the first time – and perhaps last – to be held anywhere but Hayward Field in Eugene.

 Cobb Track and Angell Field were packed with a reported 8,128 people, and veiwed a Diamond League quality competition that re-wrote the track’s record book in a matter of two hours. 

Sifan Hassan of The Netherlands (and the Nike Oregon Project) ran the 3,000-meter races, clocking 8:18.49.

Rai Benjamin  won the 400-meter hurdles field in 47.16 seconds for a new world-leading performance. 

Brazil’s Darlan Romani had the meet of his life in the shot put ring, breaking the South American and Diamond League records with his 74-2.50 (22.61) best mark.

Michael Norman won the 400 meters in 44.62 seconds,

Caster Semenya  won in the 800 meters. in 1:55.70 – the fastest time ever on U.S. soil. 

Orlando Ortega was the winner of the men’s 110-meter hurdles,

Christian Coleman won the 100 meters, clocking 9.81 

Beatrice Chepkoech won the womens  3000 steeplechase setting a new meet record in 8:55.58.

In the men’s 2-mlile Joseph won in 8:07.54 

Marie Josee Ta Lou of Ivory Coast won the 100 meters in 11.02 seconds,

In the women’s 200 Blessing Okagbare won the race in 22.05 seconds.

Mondo Duplantis won the pole vault with a second-attempt make at 19-5.50 (5.93m). Kendricks missed all three attempts at 19-5.50 

high jumper Mariya Lasitkene, cleared  6-8.25 (2.04m)  breaking the meet records

Timothy Cheriot led all 14 finishers under four minutes in the Bowerman Mile to conclude the met. Cheruiyot won handily in 3:50.49 and produced the fastest time in the world outside 






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