Kyle Merber, second leg of WR 4x800m , shown from WR 4x1Mile Indoor from February 2017, photo by PhotoRun.net
Relay indoor WR at 4×800 m
BOSTON (USA, Feb 25): The Hoka One One New Jersey/New York Track Club set a pending 4x800m world record at Boston University Last Chance meet, timing 7:11.30 to get the narrow win over Atlanta Track Club which also got with 7:11.84 under the previous standard (7:13.11 US All-Stars from 2014). Joe Mcasey (1:49.03), Kyle Merber (1:47.11), Chris Giesting (1:47.43), and Jesse Garn (1:47.33) combined to set the new world mark. Also, a USA high school record was smashed in the 800m, as Josh Hoey (Pennsylvania) ran 1:47.67 to place second. Winner Christian Harrison 1:46.83. Hoey, who is headed to the University of Oregon in the fall, beat Robby Andrews’s mark of 1:49.21. There were also fast times in the mile (3:53.40 for Izaic Yorks and 4:30.98 for Nicole Tully), and a world-leading mark in the 5000m for Emily Sisson (15:13.76). CeÂ´aira Brown posted 2:00.86 in the 800 m, new PB. Bolade Ajomale of Canada won the 60 m in 6.63 and 200 m in 20.67 indoor PB. Behind him national indoor records for Ghana (20.79 Martin Owusu-Antwi) and Montserrat (20.89 Julius Morris).