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Kemoy Campbell collapses during 3,000 at Millrose Games; Yomif Kejelcha just misses mile record

NEW YORK -- Yomif Kejelcha fell 0.008 seconds short of the indoor mile record, winning the Wanamaker Mile in 3 minutes, 48.46 seconds at the 112th Millrose Games, which were overshadowed earlier Saturday when a Jamaican runner collapsed while leading an event.

Kejelcha, the Ethiopian star, just missed the record of 3:48.45 set by Hicham El Guerrouj in 1997 in Ghent, Belgium.

"I'm very happy,'' Kejelcha said through an interpreter. "I was very inspired when I was running and I think it allowed me to feel that way.''

Edward Cheserek was second and Clayton Murphy finished third at The Armory.

Jamaica's Kemoy Campbell collapsed while leading after 1,000 meters in the 3,000. He was treated by emergency services personnel on the track for approximately 20 minutes before being taken to a medical facility.

Sports Illustrated reported that Campbell has a pulse and is on assisted breathing while undergoing a CAT scan, and will stay in the intensive care unit overnight.

Konstanze Klosterhalfen won the women's mile in a German-record 4:19.98 in her first trip in New York.

"When I came to New York I was very overwhelmed because it's such a big city,'' Klosterhalfen said. "To come here to this indoor track I had confidence again because it's a great atmosphere and also loud. I heard nothing because it was so loud and amazing.''

Michael Saruni won the 800 in 1:43.98, with Donavan Brazier finishing second in an American-record 1:44.41. Ajee Wilson won the women's race in 1:58.60.

"It's always a homecoming when I'm here. The crowd really makes me feel welcome,'' Wilson said. "The surface is great and on top of that, the way the track is built all the energy, all the noise, all the noise the fans [make], you feel it and encourages you. It makes you want to run harder.''

Olympic champion English Gardner took the women's 60 in 7.10, and Sharika Nelvis won the women's 60 hurdles in 8.01.

Taylor Ewert won the women's USATF championship mile race walk in a high-school record of 6:28.21. The 17-year-old from Beavercreek, Ohio, set the previous record of 6:45.68 last year. Vashti Cunningham, the daughter of former NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham, won the women's high jump at 6 feet, 4¾ inches.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.