Gophers Open U.S. Championships
Harun Abda (2013)

June 27, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (GopherSports.com) – Two runners with University of Minnesota ties opened the 2014 USATF Outdoor Championships on Thursday night in Sacramento, Calif.

Thirteen-time All-American Harun Abda ran in the men’s 800, finishing fourth in his heat and 22nd overall as a competitor for Oregon Track Club Elite. Abda clocked a 1:50.12 in the preliminary but did not qualify for Friday’s semifinal. Duane Solomon paced all runners in the preliminary race with a time of 1:47.19.

Meanwhile, four-time All-American John Simons finished 13th in his heat and 25th overall in Thursday’s men’s 1,500 prelims. The Hartland, Wis., native ran a 3:51.33 but failed to qualify for the finals on Saturday. Leonel Manzano led the pack on Thursday with a time of 4:42.01.

Minnesota features one more competitor at this year’s U.S. Championships with Hassan Mead set for the men’s 5,000 meter final on Friday night at 11:25 p.m. CT.

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