Haddonfield grad Marielle Hall ran 15:16.57 Sunday to win the 5,000-meter run at the Portland Track Festival in Oregon.
Hall’s time is a season-best and No. 18 this year in the world. She’s also now No. 3 this year among U.S. women, behind only Lauren Paquette [15:15.23] and Rachel Schneider [15:15.88].
Hall finished about 15 meters ahead of second-place Canadian Olympian Jessica O’Connell, who was second in 15:18.36
Hall, 26, is the No. 26 U.S. women of all-time with her 15:06.45 on the same track at the U.S. national championships in 2015.
The race was only Hall’s second this spring. She ran 15:39.42 to win the 5,000 at a low-key meet in Azusa, Calif., in April.
Hall will race the 5,000 at the U.S. Championships later this month in Des Moines, Iowa. The 5,000 final is scheduled for 6:22 p.m. EST on Sunday, June 24. It is a one-race final with no semis.
This is the fifth straight year Hall has run sub-15:17 for 5,000 meters:
2014 … 15:12.79
2015 … 15:06.45
2016 … 15:13.66
2017 … 15:11.02
2018 … 15:16.57