McSweyn, Hoare go 1-2 in 1500 in Brussels
Middle-distance stars Stewart McSweyn and Ollie Hoare have claimed a rare 1-2 Diamond League finish to cap an impressive showing by the Australian contingent at the prestigious Memorial Van Damme meet in Brussels.
National record holder McSweyn overtook a fading Mohamed Katir from Spain in the home straight to win in three minutes 33.20 seconds.
Hoare was second in 3:33.79.
Linden Hall continued her career-best season by stripping two hundredths of a second off the Australian women's mile record on Friday night (early Saturday AEST).
The 30-year-old Hall crossed the line third in 4:21.38 in a race won in commanding style by Dutch superstar and double Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Sifan Hassan (4:14.74).
Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Nicola McDermott was third in a high-quality women's high jump.
McDermott was the first jumper to go clear at 2.00m but then had two misses at 2.02m and one at 2.04m.
Ukraine's Yaroslava Mahuchikh (2.02m) claimed the victory, while Russian Mariya Lasitskene pipped McDermott for second spot on countback.
Fellow Australian and 2014 Commonwealth Games champion Eleanor Patterson was sixth with a best clearance of 1.92m.
It was only the second time in Diamond League history that three women had cleared 2.00m.
Diamond League debutant Rohan Browning clocked 10.14 to finish fifth in the men's 100m which was won by American Fred Kerley in 9.94.
McSweyn, Hoare, Hall and McDermott will now turn their attention to the Diamond League final in Zurich next week, where the winners of each event will pocket $US30,000 ($A41,000).
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