MORE INDOOR RECORDS AT BOSTON U

1/25/2014
 

BOSTON MA

The John Thomas Terrier Classic at Boston University's Track and Tennis Center was again the site of some big performances in front of big crowds as two more US records were set over the weekend in the region's largest January collegiate invitational.

Mary Cain returned for another attempt at a US standard, having set the Junior World and US 1000 meter marks on the oval 8 days earlier. Friday's mile found a spirited race that included clubmate Jordan Hassay, U.Oregon's most decorated female runner, and Dartmouth's Abbey D'Agostino, 2013 NCAA cross country champion. A determined Cain took over the lead in the final 300 meters and raced to a time of 4:24.11, a dramatic .01 away from the World Junior record - though still good for a US Junior Mile record as was her 1500 meter split of 4:06.63 (she already owned both recordboard lines from a year ago). D'Agostino set an Ivy League record, just nipping Hassay in the final meters as both recorded personal bests of 4:28.31 and 4:28.37, respectively.

It's hard to find competition beyond the timing system for Galen Rupp, but on Saturday evening, he treated fans to a new American record in 2 mile run, running 8:07.41 to break Bernard Legat's 8:09.49; he split 3000m at 7:34.68.

Not to be lost among those lofty marks was a first time sub-4:00 mile for Dartmouth'sWill Geoghegan, clocking 3:58.04 in section 2 as 10 runners bettered 4:02 in the first two heats. He also matching D'Agostino's honor as a Ivy record holder. Results are atlancertiming.com.