RECORDS CONTINUE AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY

3/2/2014
 

The Boston University Last Chance Meet on Sunday served multiple purposes; college qualifier, season's last indoor competition, national masters meet tune-up - and record attempt site. In the 1000 meters, the three finishers all earned a significant record for their resume. David Torrence of California led the final three laps after the pace setter stepped off, and broke the beam at an American Record 2:16.76. Barely a stride behind, Nate Brannen clocked 2:16.87 for a new Canadian standard, and Boston University's Rich Peters set a new Collegiate all-time best of 2:18.55, also his third BU record of the year.

In the meet's closing event, a select M40 team of Ed Winslow, Chris Blondin(Gr.Boston TC), Mark Williams and Nicholas Berra clocked 7:49.90 for a new masters 40-49 record, breaking the 2013 time run by four New England runners. In second place, an all Central Park TC quartet lowered the M35 record to 7:55.13.

And now almost commonplace at the BU TTC, there were also two sub-4:00 miles in the results.