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ASICS Greenville Track Club-ELITE's Dylan Hassett placed second in the women's 5,000 meters at the 14th annual Music City Distance Carnival. The meet, which was originally scheduled to be conducted at Vanderbilt University in Nashville had been relocated to Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro during the days leading up to it.
Hassett took the pace-setting chores for the first 3K, before being passed by eventual winner Erica Speegle of the Big Island Running Club, and finished with a disappointing time of 17:04.38. "I have been having really good workouts, so I'm not sure what happened tonight," she explained following the race.
Mark Leininger placed fourth in the men's 5,000 in a race in which the ever-threatening rains finally fell from the cloud-ladden skies. He ran with the lead pack for the first 3500 meters before dropping off the pace over the final kilometer and finished with a time of 14:25.8. Sean Keveren of Ragged Mountain Running Club won with a time of 14:07.17.
Chelsi Woodruff completed her first 3,000-meter Steeplechase of the season with a time of 10:41.75 for 5th place, while winner Elizabeth Graney ran 9:51.56 to qualify for the upcoming USA Olympic Trials next month in Eugene. OR.