Elle Purrier sets US indoor mile record Millrose Games

2/10/2020
 
<div> <strong>Elle Purrier</strong> (New Balance Boston) broke Mary Slaney&#39;s 38 year old American record in the mile at the 113th NYRR Millrose Games in New York on Saturday. She was one of three US record setters in the meet.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Making a move on the backstretch, the Vermont native and U.New Hampshire alum moved into second as she split a personal best 4:00.20 at 1500 and passed defending champion Konstanze Klosterhalfen in the final straightaway to win in 4:16.85, the second fastest ever women&#39;s indoor mile.&nbsp; The field produced four national records as the top 8 were clocked under 4:29.0.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Both men&#39;s and women&#39;s American 800 meter records were reset at the meet.&nbsp; Donavan Brazier (Nike), winner of the 600 at the recent New Balance Indoor Grand Prix meet in Boston, lowered the men&#39;s record to 1:44.22, fifth fastest ever run indoors. His 400 splits were 53.04 and 51.18 over the 200 meter oval.&nbsp; Ajee&#39; Wilson (adidas) ran 1:58.29 for the four laps, bettering the old mark by .31 seconds, which Wilson established at last year&#39;s Millrose Games.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> New England athletes also ranked well in the non-professional events.&nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Julian Oakley </strong>(Ocean Stat AC New Balance/Providence) won the Allen Steinfeld Mile in 3:58.86 with James Randon (Saucony Freedom) a place back in 4:00.18.&nbsp; Jordan Mann (Ocean State AC New Balance) recorded a personal best 7:50.90 in the 3000 meters in 7th and Erika Kemp (B.A.A.) also had a PB in the 3000, 8:53.06 for 5th.&nbsp;<strong> Tracksmith Hare</strong> won the women&#39;s club distance medley in 11:36.04 and men were 4th in 10:13.82</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> In girls scholastic events,<strong> Micayla Paige</strong> (Tewksbury MA) took the 600 in 1:30.28 and Cheyenne Figueroa (Providence RI) second in the weight (58&#39;4&quot;).&nbsp;<br /> Boys results had a local winner in <strong>Kyle Moison</strong> (Lincoln RI), leading the weight throw in 74&#39;0.5&quot; with Rhode Islanders in 3-4-5.&nbsp; Alex Fleury (Philips Andover) and William Coogan (Philips Exeter) were 3-4 (4:23.09/4:13.46) in the high school mile,&nbsp; and the West Springfield Boys 4x800 took fourth in the 4x800 (7:57.86).</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Masters relays found Mass Velocity 4th in the M50 4x400 (3:51.26), fourth in the &quot;Masters Mixed&quot; 4x400 in 4:37.19 and Greater Lowell Road Runners 60+ were sixth in 4:43.82.</div> <div> <br /> Full results at <a href="http://results.nyrrmillrosegames.org/">http://results.nyrrmillrosegames.org/</a></div>