Eric Ashe of the BAA ran an 8:52.21 at Payton Jordan in the 3000 Meter Steeplechase. This placed him 6th in heat, which you can watch below:
Only the winner in Eric’s heat made the ‘B’ Trials standard. Overall, out of the three heats and 50+ runners, only five made the ‘A’ standard, and twenty made the ‘B’ standard (11 of which were from the first heat).
Eric was most likely going for the Trials ‘B’ standard of 8:45, and although he had a tough day and missed it, there’s always a positive to take away from it. He wasn’t far off of his PR (maybe only a second), and to be that close to his PR on a rough day tells us that he’s in pretty good shape and will probably tear it up next time out there.