5:25 PM: MBTA Masters Men’s Mile:
Running from the front, Charlie Kern broke the meet record in the men’s mile. With Lance Elliot, 1992 Olympian John Trautmann, and former steeple star Tom Nohilly giving chase, Kern did it the old fashioned way: he earned it!
Following Charlie Kern’s 4:19.73 was Lance Elliot, who ran 4:23.72 and Tom Nohilly, who ran 4:28.32.
5:40 PM: Men’s 60 meter:
Trell Kimmons wins the 60 meters here, running 6.60 for the distance. Chris Davis, also of the US, was in second in 6.66 and Ivory Williams, former US champion, was third in 6.68. The race was not a barn burner.
5:50 PM: Women’s Mile: Muncan by a step!
Off a pretty pedestrian pace of 69 for the quarter and 2:18 for the 800 meters, Sheila Reid of Georgetown/Canada, kept the lead until Carmen Douma-Hussar decided it was time to make a move. Douman-Hussar has won several indoor battles over the year, took the lead and looked to be the winner.
But, dear friends, as we all know, someone was not following the script, and Marina Muncan, of Serbia, hell bent on winning this one, sprinted madly down the final stretch, to the utter enjoyment of the SRO crowd and caught Douma-Hussar at the tape, 4:34.46 to 4:34.53. Sheila Reid was third in 4:35.30 with Treniere Moser being the first American, finishing fourth in 4:35.47.
Frequent twitter writer Leslie Higgins ran her pb in the mile, 4:40.56, for eighth place in the race.
6:00 PM: Women’s 400 meters: Hastings runs 51.88.
Natasha Hastings lead the world for a few hours on January 22, 2011, with her fine 52.29 for 400 meters at the NB Games. Well, Vanya Stambolova of Bulgaria ran 51.27 for the same distance that evening.
Natasha Hastings got out well on the Mondo track here, leading for almost 200 meters, when DeeDee Trotter took over and made a push for the win. But it was not to be. Natasha Hastings stayed in control, with Trotter pushing to the line. Hastings ran 51.88, second best time in 2011, and Trotter ran 52.37, fourth best in 2011.
Mary Wineberg ran 52.78, 11 th best in world, and Fawn Dorr, in fourth, ran 53.89.
6:00 PM: Women’s Pole Vault: Suhr getting in shape!
Jenn Suhr is the American record holder indoors and out, the World Champs silver medalist, and the second women to clear sixteen feet. She also has been injured most of the last three years.
Suhr, sporting a new blonde hairdo, cleared 4.45m on her second attempt, 4.61m on her first, and then passed 4.65m, 4.75m and went to 4.84m, trying to break her own indoor record.
Janice Keppler, the only other women to clear a height, went out at 4.05m or 13-3 1/2. Suhr came in at 4.45m, and with her first clearance, had the event won.
On her first attempt, it was not even a clearance, and she went very close to the right side of the pit. On her second attempt, it was pretty close and on her third attempt, she was oh, so close, again, coming down to the right of the pit.
Give Suhr two weeks and see if she goes for the AR!
6:10 PM Girls Junior Mile:
In a pretty conservative pace, where the pack hit 2:26 for the 800 meters, Lindsay Crevoiserat ran a consistent pace,a nd won the race by two seconds, running 4:52.60. In second was Katrina Coogan (yes, her Mom and Dad know how to run), running a fine 4:54.69. In third, Andrea Keklak ran 4:58.09, with Emily De la Bruyere, in fourth in 4:58.09. In fifth, Kathy O’Keefe ran 4:58.51.
Twelfth place was 5:12.69. Crevoiserat runs like a little metronome: short stride, within herself and wanting to run fast! She accomplished that tonight!
6:20 PM: VISA Women’s 60m: Lauryn Williams!
In a very hotly contested 60 meters, Lauryn Williams, who took off much of 2010 to rest up for 2011, won the 60 meters in 7.17! In second was Marshevet Myers in 7.18 and in third, Lisa Barber in 7.23.
6:30 PM: Men’s 300 meters: It is Calvin Smith!
In this seldom run distance, Calvin Smith made it a crowd pleaser with his fine 32.93 for the 300 meter distance. Joshua Scott was second in 33.45 and Rondell Sorrillo was third in 33.47.
6:40 PM: Boy’s Junior Mile: Miles Schoedler in 4:16.92
In a fairly tactical race, the field hit 63 for 400 meters, 2:10 for 800 meters and 3:14 for 1,200 meters. Running the last quarter in 62.92, MIles Schoedler held off Tom Awad (4:17.68), Robert Allen (4:17.70) and Josh Lampron (4:17.91) in a very close mile!
6:50 PM: VISA Men’s 600 meters
The 600 meters may be the perfect distance for indoor track! In this race, Tevan Everett, followed by Karjuan Williams, Moise Joseph and Duane Solomon, ran well, and it looked liked Everett with a lap to go. Duane Solomon, who has lost some close ones in the past couple of years, took off like a man possessed, and won this one in 1:17.00, the current world leader!
In second, Tevan Everett ran 1:17.44 and Karjuan Williams ran 1:17.46.
7:00 PM: Women’s 800 meters
Hitting the 400 meters in 58 seconds, Phoebe Wright, the former Tennessee Volunteer standout and NCAA champion continued to impress. Duking it out with Morgan Uceny, 2010’s U
S middle distance find, Wright and Uceny fought to nearly the wire, with Wright winning in 2:01.01. In second, Morgan Uceny (yep, she is running for adidas now, not Reebok), ran 2:01.65. Almost catching them, as always, Maggie Vessey, who could, if she puts it together sometime, run 1:54!
Today, Phoebe Wright and Morgan Uceny showed why they are taking the top positions.
7:10 PM; New Balance Men’s 3,000 meters
In a mind alteringly exciting 3,000 meters, Mo Farah, Nixon Chepseba and Dejan Gebremeskei broke away from the field, hitting the mile in 4:04, on pace for a sub 7:40
3,000 meters. Mo Farah, Great Britain’s superstud, pushed Chepseba and Dejan Gebremeskei to the brink. In fact, Gebremenskei had lost his shoe early into the race!
On the final lap, with the SRO crowd of 4,000 cheering on their feet, Dejan Gebremeskei made a game move with 150 meters to go, as Mo Farah, refusing to give up, made Dejan fight for every inch.
Dejan Gebremeskei won in 7:35.37, with Mo Farah in second in 7:35.81 and Nixon Chepseba third in 7:37.64.
U.S. runner Dan Huling, 2010 Steeple champion, ran 7:49.93 for fifth.
7:25 PM: New Balance Women’s 3,000m:
In a very, very tight 3,000 meters, Sally Kipyego, Jenny Simpson, Megan Wright and Kalkidan Gezahegne, the 2010 World Indoor 1,500 meter champ were running this race. Sara Hall, who had won the Millrose 1,500 meters, had a rough night here.
Kipyego, and Gezahegne were surprised with three laps to go by a gutty Megan Wright of Canada, who took the lead and pushed Kipyego and Gezahegne. Jenny Simpson, who had looked great early in the race, had a rough patch after leading late in the race. With a lap to go, all top four athletes were together, and as Kipyego took the lead, Wright and Gezahegne were charging, but Jenny Simpson used those brains God gave her, and moved out a lane, and ran down Megan Wright, and Kalkidan Gezahegne, cutting Kipyego’s lead down to less than a second!
Sally Kipyego had one of her first professional wins, with this fine 8:49.74. Jenny Simpson ran 8:50.78 for second, Megan Wright in third with 8:52.01 and Kalkidane Gezahegne took fourth place in 8:52.05!
Men’s One Mile Run! Russell Browne Just did it!
This was the most exciting event of the night! With a field of 12, lead by pacer extraordinaire Christian Hesch, the pace was strong through the 800 meters in 1:58! Nick Willis was leading, with a healthy Garrett Heath, Henok Legesse, Rob Myers and Russell Browne.
In the pack, Lukas Verzbicas was moving through the pack, hitting the 800 meters just a 2:01 and the 1,200 meters at 3:02!
In the final lap, Garrett Heath and Nick Willis were duking it out, when Russell Browne took off just around the final turn, and stole the race, winning in 3:54.81 from Garrett Heath’s 3:55.87. Nick Willis ran 3:56.29 for third, with Henok Legesse of Ethiopia in fourth in 3:58.06. Rob Myers took fifth in 3:58.57 and Will Leer ran 4:00.01. Alan Webb, who looks twenty pounds lighter, ran 4:00.70, and did 200 meter repeats after the effort.
Lukas Verzbicas, with the crowd chanting, “Lukas, Lukas”! ran a breathtakingly tough last lap to run 4:03.88. To my senior memory, I believe that is a top four or five indoor US mark, just behind Thom Hunt!
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