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B.A.A. Athletes Compete at Three Meets on Busy Running Weekend

B.A.A.’s Guillaume Adam runs sub-four minute mile at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix

The John Thomas Terrier Classic at Boston University kicked off a busy weekend of track and field in Boston, with several B.A.A. runners racing in the 5000m. On Friday evening, Rachel Hyland ran to a personal best of 16:33.20 to place sixth in the women’s race. A day later, the men’s events took center stage with four B.A.A. runners competing. Brad Mish led the way with a 5000m time of 14:42.92, followed by Dan Harper in 14:56.13, David Chorney in 15:01.8 and Brendan Prindiville in 15:35.74. Next up for the B.A.A. track athletes will be the Boston University David Hemery Valentine Invitational scheduled for February 10-11.

On Saturday afternoon, the 22nd annual New Balance Indoor Grand Prix brought Olympic medalists and local standouts together in competitive races. For the B.A.A., Christian Harrison placed fourth in the 600m running 1:19.33, and Guillaume Adam dipped under four-minutes for the mile. Adam became just the sixth B.A.A. athlete in history to break four minutes thanks to his 3:59.74 time.

Competing in the Men’s Masters Mile was the B.A.A.’s Aaron Price, placing fourth overall in 4:33.56, and Chris Magill, seventh in 4:39.83. The sold-out crowd was entertained by U.S. Olympic medalists, including 1500m gold medalist Matthew Centrowitz in the Mile and a quartet of top American women in the Distance Medley Relay. Olympians Emma Coburn, Sydney McLaughlin, Brenda Martinez, and Jenny Simpson combined to set a new world best time in the DMR, finishing in 10:40.31 to break the previous record (10:42.57) by two seconds. Coburn led the race off with a strong 1200m run, and Simpson brought it home with a 4:27 mile split to secure the record.

To wrap up the busy New England track weekend, several B.A.A. athletes competed in the USATF-NE Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships held in Providence, RI, on Sunday, January 29. The meet started with Andy Gardiner setting a fast pace for the B.A.A. team with a 5000m win in 15:50.22. Joining Andy on the oval was Michael McGrane, who ran 17:37.92. Less than 24 hours after racing at the New Balance Grand Prix, Chris Magill toed the line for the men’s 3000m and placed second in the 3000m in 9:49.8. Teammate and training partner Christopher Lawrence finished in 10:13.33. In the men’s 800m, Dave Menard ran 2:44.70.

Next up for B.A.A. track athletes will be the Boston University David Hemery Valentine Invitational and the USATF-NE Indoor Track & Field Championship meet in February.

BOSTON UNIVERSITY RESULTS NB GRAND PRIX RESULTS USATF-NE MASTERS RESULTS

B.A.A. Individual Results:
John Thomas Terrier Classic Men’s 5000m:
Brad Mish 14:42.92
Dan Harper 14:56.13
David Chorney 15:01.8
Brendan Prindiville 15:35.74

John Thomas Terrier Classic Women’s 5000m
Rachel Hyland 16:33.20

New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Men’s 600m:
Christian Harrison 1:19.33

New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Mile:
Guillaume Adam 3:59.74

New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Masters Mile:
Aaron Price 4:33.56
Chris Magill 4:39.83

USATF-NE Masters Indoor T&F Championships 800m:
Dave Menard 2:44.7

USATF-NE Masters Indoor T&F Championships 3000m:
Chris Magill 9:49.8
Christopher Lawrence 10:13.33

USATF-NE Masters Indoor T&F Championships 5000m:
Andy Gardiner 15:50.22
Michael McGrane 17:37.92

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