Just catching up on some of what happened before the current coronavirus fuss. Our own Sam Lagasse, who I believe is undefeated in FLRC track meets in the 1 mile and 3000m across several years, traveled to Boston University for the world-class Last Chance indoor track meet, where he ran the 5000m. Sam placed 7th in his heat in an astonishing 14:28.72.
As fabulous as Sam’s time was, that was the slow heat, and the fast heat was won by Nike’s Shadrack Kipchirchir in 13.08.25, just edging out Marc Scott of the Bowerman Track Club in 13.08.87. Edward Cheserek of Skechers (the 17-time NCAA collegiate champion known as “King Ches”) was third in 13.09.05, 1 second slower than his winning time in this event last year.
@Sam_Lagasse, any race report? Did you get a chance to hobnob with the guys in the other heat at all?