Despite setting a new personal best in the 3,000 meters, former Mission Prep standout Jordan Hasay had to settle for a ninth place finish at the World Junior Championships on Monday in Moncton, Canada.
Hasay’s time of 9 minutes, 15.78 seconds broke her previous best of 9:18.92, set at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in June.
Kenya’s Mercy Cherono won the event in 8:55.07 while Emebet Anteneh of Ethiopia was second in 8:55.24.Hasay bested her American counterpart Emily Sisson, who finished 10th in 9:16.80. Sisson beat Hasay at the national championships by more than a second.
Hasay will also compete in the 1,500 where she told the Tribune last week that she has a chance to win.
She said last week that she would be happy with medaling in the 3,000, but would have needed to beat her personal best time by more than 20 seconds to accomplish the feat.
The 1,500 prelims begin Friday with the final taking place Sunday.