Jager breaks American record at Monaco
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Jager breaks American record at Monaco

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Evan Jager capped off American performances with a bang as the Samsung Diamond League made its ninth stop Friday in Monaco.

2012 Olympic bound steeplechaser Evan Jager ran with his sights set on beating the American record of 8:08.82 set by Daniel Lincoln in 2006. Hurdling over the final barrier, Jager sprinted down the straightaway and crossed the finish line in third with a time of 8:06.81 to become to new 3,000m steeplechase American record holder. The recent Olympic Trials champion, it was just the fifth time in his career Jager had competed in the event.

American hurdlers had another strong showing in the 110m hurdles as Aries Merritt won the event in 12.93. With another sub-13 second performance, Merritt looks primed for the Olympic Games. Fellow Team USA member Jason Richardson finished second in 13.07 as David Oliver and Jeff Porter finished 4th and 5th, respectively.

Jesse Williams had another close competition in the high jump against Robbie Grabarz of Great Britain. With the bar at 2.36m, Williams and Grabarz were the only remaining jumpers but both failed to clear the height. With fewer misses, Williams took home first place with a jump of (2.33m/7-7.75).

Complete results from the Monaco Diamond League can be found here

Monaco Diamond League American results:
Women’s Discus: 4) Stephanie Brown-Trafton (63.70m/209-0) 8) Aretha Thurmond (59.10m/193-10)
Women’s 4x100m Relay: 1) USA Blue (42.24) DNF) USA Red
Men’s 4x100m Relay: 1) USA Red (37.61) 2) USA Blue (37.83)
Men’s High Jump: 1) Jesse Williams (2.33m/7-7.75)
Women’s 400m Hurdles: 2) LaShinda Demus (54.26) 6) T’erea Brown (54.98) 8) Tiffany Williams (1:05.78)
Men’s 1500m: DNF) Robby Andrews
Men’s 400m: 5) Jeremy Wariner (45.28) DNF) LaShawn Merritt
Men’s Javelin: 7) Cyrus Hostetler (74.79m/245-1)
Men’s 800m: 3) Duane Solomon (1:43.44) 5) Nick Symmonds (1:43.78)
Men’s Long Jump: 6) Marquise Goodwin (7.94m/26-0.75)
Women’s 100m: 2) Tianna Madison (10.99) 3) Jeneba Tarmoh (11.09) 7) Lauryn Williams (11.24)
Women’s 3000m: 4) Shannon Rowbury (8:39.83) 8) Gabe Anderson (8:43.52) 10) Julie Culley (8:45.57) 11) Jenny Simpson (8:48.72)
Men’s 110m Hurdles: 1) Aries Merritt (12.93) 2) Jason Richardson (13.07) 4) David Oliver (13.14) 5) Jeff Porter (13.19)
Women’s 800m: 3) Alysia Montano (1:59.05) 4) Molly Beckwith (1:59.37)
Men’s 200m: 3) Wallace Spearmon (20.09) 4) Calesio Newman (20.32) 6) Maurice Mitchell (20.52)
Men’s 3000m steeplechase: Evan Jager (8:06.81 AR)

Emily Pritt
Communications Intern
USA Track & Field

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