Cameron Levins – Payton Jordan Cardinal

April 30, 2012 0

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A week after hitting the Canadian A+ Olympic standard in the 5,000m, by running 13:18.47. Sunday, April 30th, Cam Levins ran an outstanding 10,000m at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational in California. Levins won the race in 27:27.96, just over four seconds outside Simon Bairu’s Canadian record, but over eight seconds faster than Jeff Schiebler’s BC provincial record. He also convincingly bettered the Canadian Olympic A standard of 27:45.00. Levins has now qualified for the Olympics in both the 5000m and 10,000m distances.

Levins ran with the leaders Sam Chelanga, Chris Derrick, Diego Estrada, Canada’s Mohammed Ahmed amongst others for most of the 25-lap race, until he unleashed his powerful kick with less than 200m to go, to scatter the field for the win. Ahmed also finished well under standard, with the third best Canadian time ever, 27:34.64. Simon Bairu was just outside the A standard with 27:58.05 in his first race since attempting the marathon distance in January in Houston.

Levins’s final lap was an astounding 53.9 seconds.

Event 21 Men 10000 Meter Run Kim McDonald
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Name Year School Finals
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Finals
1 Cameron Levins Southern Utah 27:27.96
2 Sam Chelanga Otc 27:29.82
3 Chris Derrick Stanford 27:31.38
4 Daniele Meucci Unattached 27:32.86
5 Diego Estrada Unattached 27:32.90
6 Mohammed Ahmed Wisconsin 27:34.64
7 Brent Vaughn Nike Otc 27:40.21
8 Ben True Saucony 27:41.17
9 Brian Olinger Reebok 27:50.58
10 Akinobu Murasawa Tokai University 27:50.59
11 Aaron Braun adidas 27:51.01
12 Ryan Vail Brooks 27:51.07
13 Tsuyoshi Ugachi Konica Minolta 27:52.79
14 Bobby Mack Unattached 27:53.52
15 Andy Vernon Melbourne Tr 27:53.65
16 Yuki Sato Nissin Foods 27:57.07
17 Simon Bairu Nike Otc 27:58.05
18 Collis Birmingham Melbourne Tr 28:06.63
19 Aron Rono Unattached 28:06.74
20 David McNeill Unattached 28:09.58
21 Harry Summers Melbourne Tr 28:13.23
22 Stefano LaRosa Italy 28:13.62
23 Luke Puskedra Oregon 28:13.91
24 Kensuke Takezawa S&B 28:15.79
25 Brett Gotcher adidas – McM 28:21.43
26 Robert Cheseret US Army 28:53.51
27 Juan Carlos Romero Mexico 28:54.59
28 Yuki Matsuoka Otsuka Pharm 28:55.90
29 Yusuke Takabayashi Toyotabw 29:12.69
30 Yufu Ikuto Komazawa University 29:21.29
31 Tomoyuki Morita Kanebo 29:25.55
– Alistair Cragg adidas DNF
– Scott Bauhs Mammoth TC DNF
– Tim Nelson Nike Otc DNF
– Rory Fraser Unattached DNF
– Adrian Blincoe Melbourne Tr DNF

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