Mount Laurel native and Haddonfield graduate Marielle Hall PR’d in the 3,000 Friday while helping pace teammate Shelby Houlihan to the American record in the 5,000.
Hall came through 3,000 meters in 8:48.72 before dropping out of the Bowerman Track Club Intrasquad race at Jesuit High School in Portland, Ore.
Although the race was only for Bowerman Track Club runners, it was held with approved officials and timing equipment, so all the times are expected to count in all-time rankings. When FAT timing is used for en route marks, they generally also count on all-time lists.
Through 3,000 meters, Elise Cranny [8:47.89], Courtney Frerichs [8:47.90], Houlihan [8:48.14], Karissa Schweizer [8:48.37], Gwen Jorgensen [8:48.48], Hall and Colleen Quigley [8:48.93] were all within about a second of each other.
Hall, Quigley and Jorgensen dropped out right after the 3,000-meter mark. Houlihan went on to run 14:23.92 for the full 5,000 meters and Schweizer ran 14:26.34.
Houlihan broke her own U.S. record of 14:34.45 set two years ago in Heusden, the Netherlands, and her time is No. 12 in history. Schweizer’s performance is No. 2 in U.S. history and No. 14 all-time.
Frerichs and Cranny also finished. Hall ran all her full laps between 69.4 and 70.8.
Hall’s previous lifetime best at 3,000 meters was an 8:54.48 at Cork Ireland on July 8, 2014. Her last 3,000 was a 9:20.62 in Luzern on July 9, 2018.
Hall, who ran 15:30.86 for 5,000 meters on the same track on June 30, appears to be No. 2 now on the all-time New Jersey alumni list at 3,000 meters, behind only Julie Culley of North Hunterdon, who ran 8:45.57 on July 20, 2012, in Monaco.
Hall, 28, graduated from Haddonfield High School in 2010. She was a three-time All-America at Texas and made the U.S. Olympic team in the 10,000 in 2016.
The only other race was a men’s 5,000, and Canadian Moh Ahmed ran 12:47.20, No. 10 all-time and a North American continental record.