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Photos: Prefontaine Classic Day 1



Joan Benoit Samuelson runs down the home stretch as the crowd cheers her on before the start of the meet. The Prefontaine Classic is held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore on May 26, 2017. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

1984 Summer Olympic Gold Medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson grabs her flowers after receiving a standing ovation during her lap of recognition. The Prefontaine Classic is held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 26, 2017. (Amanda Shigeoka/Emerald)

Kathryn Mitchell of Australia releases the javelin during her first throw of the competition. The Prefontaine Classic is held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore on May 26, 2017. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Excited from her win and looking forward to watching other racers in tomorrow’s events, high school runner Karimah Davis shares her thoughts moments after her race. The Prefontaine Classic is held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 26, 2017. (Amanda Shigeoka/Emerald)

Drew Anderson from Eugene poses in his Prefontaine costume. The Prefontaine Classic is held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore on May 26, 2017. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

In the second to the last lap, USA runner Eleanor Fulton pulls out from the group after finishing her job as pace setter. The Prefontaine Classic is held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 26, 2017. (Amanda Shigeoka/Emerald)

Runners in the high school girls 200m race down the last stretch. The Prefontaine Classic is held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore on May 26, 2017. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Charlene Lipsey, winner of the Women’s 800m from the USA, glances up at the scoreboard as she runs through the finish line. The Prefontaine Classic is held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 26, 2017. (Amanda Shigeoka/Emerald)

14-year-old Karimah Davis is embraced by her teammates as she looks at her time in shock after winning the 200m race, solidifying her first place holding. The Prefontaine Classic is held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 26, 2017. (Amanda Shigeoka/Emerald)

Alexa Efraimson and Eleanor Fulton lead the field in the women’s 1500m race. The Prefontaine Classic is held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore on May 26, 2017. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Shiying Liu from China skips in joy to her supporters moments after putting herself in second place after her second throw. The Prefontaine Classic is held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 26, 2017. (Amanda Shigeoka/Emerald)

Celliphine Chepteek Chespol of Kenya crossed the finish line in first place after the women’s 3000m steeplechase. The Prefontaine Classic is held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore on May 26, 2017. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

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