2015 Men’s Terrier Classic Highlights

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The start of the 3000m

The second day of the BU John Thomas Terrier Classic meet also brought forth some fascinating results. The meet continued its streak of sub four minute miles with a 3:59.97 performance by Rhode Island native Mike Marsella (Virginia). BAA High Performance member Steve Mangan hung in right behind Marsella for a new PR of 4:00.19. Marsella’s Virginia teammates Henry Wynne and Kyle King followed up in third and fifth respectively with 4:00.23 and 4:02.35. One more guy of that caliber would get them one hell of a 4 X 1600m team!

The negative split effort laid down by the lead milers to sneak under four.

The 3k was the other real heated event on the day as four runners eclipsed the 8 minute mark. Canadian-born athlete Charles Philibert-Thiboutot represented his Laval track club well with a 7:53.99 to win it. Zap Fitness stud Chris Moen and local BAA runners Julian Saad and LVL GBTC Mile winner Dan Lowry also snuck under eight with 7:58.67, 7:58.84, and 7:59.24 respectively. Looks like the unicorn elite department is developing pretty darn well seeing all the BAA guys up front these days!

As far as the 5k went, Boston University Terrier Kevin Thomas represented well on his home ground with a nice PR of 14:00.59. Brendan Martin (NYAC) and Thomas Madden (Virginia) pulled in right on Thomas’ heels with 14:01 and 14:02 performances.

The Terriers will be hosting another meet of equal if not bigger size and greater caliber in two weeks on Feb. 13th for women and Feb. 14th for men (very fitting that the Valentine Invitational actually falls on Valentine’s Day this year!). Look forward to more sweet track times then! And if you can’t make it, we will be sending out some tweets here and there for live updates!

Full results of the Terrier courtesy of Lancer Timing

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