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Charles Philibert-Thiboutot grabs world 1,500m standard in California

CPT ran a season's best 3:34.43 for second place

The third and final meet of the Under Armour Sunset Tour took place Sunday night, where several athletes clocked World Championship-qualifying times, including Canada’s Charles Philibert-Thiboutot. In one of the most exciting races of the evening, the men’s 1,500m, CPT ran to a second-place finish in a season’s best 3:34.43.

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World qualifier for Chuck PT

The pace of the men’s 1,500m was quick right from the gun. Izaic Yorks had a 10 metre lead coming into the last 500m, but in the final bend Henry Wynne, CPT and Johnny Gregorek cranked up the pace to take over the front. The top three finishers in the men’s 1,500m all finished under the World Championships standard of 3:35:00, led by Wynne in 3:34.22. CPT finished second in 3:34.43, followed closely by Gregorek in 3:34.49.

Women’s 5,000m

In what was perhaps the most highly-anticipated race of the night, track fans got to witness a match-up between Josette Norris and Konstanze Klosterhalfen. Norris continued her post-trials comeback to take the win, out-kicking Klosterhalfen in the final stretch to cross the line in 14:51.32. Klosterhalfen took second in 14:51.97, followed by Emily Infeld in third in 14:54.09. Canada’s Erin Teschuk, who competed in the 3,000m steeplechase at the 2016 Rio Olympics, finished 8th in 16:17.20 and Kinsey Middleton, winner of the 2018 Canadian Marathon Championships, finished 10th in 16:37.90.

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Several other athletes ran World Championship-qualifying times, including Festus Lagat and Brannon Kidder in the men’s 800m. For full meet results, click here.