Lisa Mikkelsen is January Athlete of the Month

Lisa Mikkelsen of Holliston, Mass., is USA Track & Field (USATF) - New England's Athlete of the Month for January 2017.

Competing unattached, Mikkelsen set a new U.S. Masters W50 age division record in the 400m on January 29 at the USATF-NE Masters Indoor Championship in Providence. Clocking 1:02:24 for the two laps, she bettered the previous record of 1:02.82 which stood since 2004. She came close to the time in two other meets during the month, at the Greater Boston TC Invitational on January 22 and at the BU Mini-Meet on January 7.

Full list of previous USATF-NE Athletes of the Month.