Boston MA

Two world records highlighted the nineteenth edition of the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix meet held at the Reggie Lewis Center on Saturday.

A USA team of Richard Jones, David Torrence, Duane Solomon, and Erik Sowinski passed the baton in the 4x800 relay in 7:13.11, breaking the 14 year old mark also set by a US select team on the same track back in 2000 by .83 seconds. Second place in the race, also breaking the old world mark and getting credit for the US record as a club team (in 7:13.22) was the New Jersey/New York TC, which included Lowell (MA) HS and UConn product Brian Gagnon.

A new World Junior (19 and under) record in the 1000 meters was established by Mary Cain of New York, running 2:35.80 in winning the race. This bettered her own pending mark set last month at Boston University, and puts her #3 all-time US.

A variety of Junior, scholastic, and open events included dozens of international competitors, and junior and scholastic relays all provided exciting competition and new meet records. The top 6 finishers in the men's mile ran 4:00.00 or better Mike Galoob(Wakefield RI) won the masters mile in 4:23.48 over 1992 Olympian John Trautmann (4:24.20), and Cambridge Jets ran from the front to win the youth 4x200 relay.

Stories and results can be found at the new balance Indoor Grand Prix website.

 Boston MA, February 8, 2014