Roth defends title, shatters national 2000 steeple record

Bailey Roth ran away from the NBNO field in today's 2000 steeple at NBNO. Photo by Ashley Green.

The record that Bailey Roth cozied up to last year went the way of the dinosaur this year. Roth's 5:41.67 establishes a new US #1 AT mark in the 2000 meter steeplechase. Roth also successfully defended his NBNO 2000 Steeple title from 2013 with a margin of 10 seconds on the field.

Bailey Roth post-race interview

In other Colorado notes from Saturday action, Ashley Miller ran 13.52 (+0.5) for fourth in finals of the 100 hurdles after running 13.49 (+2.8) in prelims to get to finals. Darby Gilfillan ran 10:36.02 in the two mile to claim seventh place. Fairview ran 9:12.67 in the girls 4x800 for 12th in that event. Mountain View's team ran 9:43.77 for 30th in the same event. Haley Showalter threw 136-4 for 10th in the discus. Caleb Ojennes snared a sixth in the emerging elite 200 with a time of 22.30 (+0.7). Ojennes ran 22.12 (+1.3) to get there. Lauren Offerman claimed fifth in the freshman girls mile in 5:10.75. The Palmer Ridge boys, experiencing a little difficulty with an alternate format of the 4x200 where the event is run with a two-turn stagger and an open exchange on the third exchange, finished in 1:30.15.

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