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Jul 26, 2013 8:49 PM by Andrew Masuda

Hasay breaks PR by 29 seconds, finishes 5th in European pro debut

Jordan Hasay smashed her previous personal best outdoor time in the 3,000 meters by almost 30 seconds in her first Diamond League race as a professional runner. Hasay participated in the Diamond League Meet in London on Friday.

Hasay, who qualified for next month's World Championships in the 10K, opted to run in the 3K event in London. The 21 year old stayed with the race leaders until there was about 200 meters to go when they started to distance themselves from the rest of the pack.

Two-time US Olympian Shannon Rowbury won with a world-leading time of 8:41.36. Gabriele Anderson finished second in 8:42.64, while Molly Huddle, the American 5K record holder, came in third in 8:42.99. Hasay finished fifth out of 15 with a time of 8:46.89. She shattered her previous best outdoor time in the event of about 9:15.78. Her PR in the indoor 3K is 8:57.

The Mission Prep graduate will run in the women's 10K final on August 11 at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia. She is one of three American women to qualify for Worlds.

Hasay, Lompoc native Duane Solomon and former Cal Poly All-American will all represent the United States in Russia.

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