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Elle Purrier St. Pierre won the women’s 1500m final at the 2021 U.S. Tokyo Olympic Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, OR on Monday night.
She towed with her two New Balance teammates Cory McGee and Heather McLean as the team went 1-2-3. They will all be competing in Tokyo in July.
They finished in the times of 3:58.03, 4:00.07 and 4:02.09, respectively. All three set new personal bests and Purrier St. Pierre’s time is also a new meet best.
Purrier St. Pierre led from the gun and never relinquished the lead.
The 26-year-old Montgomery, VT native competed in the 2019 Doha World Athletics Championships in the 5000m event finishing in 11th place in the final. The Mark Coogan-coached athlete owns the American indoor mile record, which she set at the 2020 Millrose Games in New York at 4:16.85.
Elise Cranny took the 5000m event. She will also be packing her bags for Tokyo with a win in the time of 15:27.81. Nike teammate Karissa Schweizer finished second in the time of 15:28.11, while the third spot was taken by Rachel Schneider (HOKA) 15:29.56. Cranny kicked a final lap of 63.72 after a tactical first 11.5 laps.
It was a tactical race on a warm day in Eugene. Cranny owns a best of 14:48.02, which she set in June of 2020 in nearby Portland.
The Niwot, Colorado native is in the Bowerman Track Club and is coached by Jerry Schumacher.
Full results are available here>>
The meet continues until Sunday, June 27.