Jessica Hull has returned to her winning ways at the Portland Track Festival. The Australian, running for Nike, won in a sprint finish clocking 14:57.00. Hull, the Australian 5000m champion, is a serious contender for an Olympic final berth. One of Australia’s most promsing talents since Benita Willis rocked the world, she has proven herself not only fast, but a winner of important races.

Fellow Australian, Lauren Ryan, finished an impressive 6th. Ryan clocked a new PB with a 15:22.  Congrats Lauren.

The third Australian to race in Portland, was Heidi See. The four-time Australian 1500m champ, finished in 11th, clocking 15:54.96.

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Women’s 5000m results from Portland

  1. Jessica Hull: 14:57
  2. Andrea Seccafien: 14:57.07
  3. Julie-Anne Staehli: 14:57.50
  4. Karissa Schweizer: 15:00.44
  5. Viola Lagat: 15:14.20
  6. Lauren Ryan: 15:22.48
  7. Kim Conley: 15:22.51
  8. Jenn Randall: 15:30.31
  9. Carrie Dimoff: 15:42.06
  10. Elvin Kibet: 15:47.29
  11. Heidi See: 14.52.96
  12. Alia Gray: 16:05.01
  13. Sara Sutherland: 16.07.4
  14. Catherine Beauchemin: 16.11.86
  15. Alexandria Cruz: 16:13.42
  16. Holly Clarke: 16:15.38
  17. Sierra Brill: 16:28.78
  18. Calene Morris: 16:34.99
  19. Jonah Weeks: 16:4.40
  20. Kelly O’Brien: 17:05.49
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    Nijmegen, Netharland

    In was an awesome weekend for Australian women’s 5000m running. In the Netharlands, Izzi Batt-Doyle and Rose Davies have both run Olympic 5000m qualifiers. Izzi stopped the clock at 15:04.10 to take the win, with Rose behind in 15:08.48. Izzi’s time takes her to #6 on the Australian all-time list. Davies, The 2020 Zatopek 10 champ, is on the rise, her time the 8th fastest all-time by an Australian. Congrats Izzi and Rose.

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