Hasay records Worlds qualifying time

Wednesday 17th July 2013
Jordan Hasay

Jordan recorded a World Championships qualifying time at Jesuit High School on Sunday night in front of a 500 strong crowd.

Hasay ran the 25-lap 10,000 meters in 31 minutes and 46.42 seconds, 20 seconds faster than she had run the distance before. The result attained the “B” standard for the World Championships in Moscow in August.

‘(The crowd) humbled me and I’m so thankful.’ Reflected Hasay. ‘It’s what I love to do is come out here and give a good performance.’

Her coach Alberto Salazar was also happy with the time…

‘The pacing was fine. Maybe I didn’t rest her enough (to get the “A”), but her workouts have been good.’

Hasay ran 32:06.64 in her first 10,000m race in the spring braking a Pac-12 record in Stanford.

‘I had the feeling (the ‘A’ standard) was doable.’ Hasay said. ‘I felt really, really good, but it’s still a new event for me. Halfway through I knew I only needed the ‘B,’ and I was a little scared in miles four and five to push it. But I know I can close fine. I was just hoping for a little more to help Tara out.’

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