Payton Jordan Invitational produces top marks, records


Stanford's Jessica Tonn ran the fastest 5,000-meter time by a collegian this year to highlight a flurry of Cardinal personal records at the 20th Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational on Saturday night.

Tonn, a fifth-year senior and five-time All-America, ran 15:18.85 to break her personal record by 15 seconds and move past three-time NCAA outdoor 5,000 champion Lauren Fleshman and into No. 2 on Stanford's all-time performers' list.

Tonn, who finished 13th in the loaded fast section that was won by Kenya's 2012 Olympic silver medalist Sally Kipyego in 14:57.44, is now No. 7 on the American collegiate comprehensive list.

Another highlight came from Claudia Saunders, who was second in the fast section of the women's 800 in 2:01.79, a personal record by nearly a second and a season best by five. It strengthens her position at No. 3 in school history.

Two meet records were broken -- in the men's 800 (Boris Berian, 1:45.30) and men's hammer (Great Britain's Nick Miller, 252-6).

At least two national records went down in the women's 10,000 -- Peru's Santa Ines Melchor Huiza (31:56.62) and Colombia's Carolina Tabares Guerrero (32:24.24). And numerous individuals reached qualifying standards for this summer's IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China.

Here are some facts about Saturday's action:

• Three world-leading marks.

• Seven U.S.-leading marks.

• Nine collegiate-leading marks.

• 57 exceeded World Championship standards.

On the year's world list, the Payton Jordan produced:

• The top six in the men's steeplechase and women's 5,000.

• 17 of top 18 in the men's 10,000.

• Nine of the top 12 in the men's 1,500.

In the year's U.S. list:

* The top 51 in the women's 10,000 were run at Stanford, either Saturday or at the Stanford Invitational on April 3.

* The top five in the men's 5,000.

* 11 of the top 14 in the women's steeplechase.

— Stanford Athletics


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