The team concept of the event (San Fransisco, New York, Portland and Philadelphia) was unique and fun for the athletes, but only 3,000 or so fans showed up. ESPN covered the competition, but because of the time difference, it was on too late for me.
Penn State was represented by Casimir Loxsom running the 800M for the New York team and Bridget Franek running the 3000M Steeple for the Portland faction. Although Darrell Hill was drafted by Philadelphia, his Olympic berth apparently interfered.
Next year, organizer Vin Lananna hopes the "Series" will hold dual meets in the various cities (including Franklin Field in Philly!) and culminate with another Final in Eugene. I'm not sure how the refurbishment of Hayward Field will affect that.
|1||Erik Sowinski||San Francisco||1:45.38|
|3||Harun Abda||San Francisco||1:45.77|
|4||Matthew Centrowitz||New York||1:47.17|
|5||Casimir Loxsom||New York||1:48.17|
|1||Stephanie Garcia||New York||9:39.81|
|2||Ashley Higginson||New York||9:42.52|