Friday, June 17, 2011

The Run Down: Aisling Cuffe shatters national 2-Mile record in 9:54.22

Cuffe finishing up strong en route to a national record
It was the Aisling Cuffe show in Greensboro tonight, at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals, as she shattered Molly Huddle's national high school record by nearly 7 seconds with a blazing 9:54.22 at Irwin Belk Track. Cuffe let Woodstock, IL's Kayla Beattie lead until about 1000 meters to go when she took off. Both Cuffe and Beattie ran together through the mile in 4:57 before Cuffe began to ratchet the pace down. Full results are available here and full race video is available here. Here's the video of the on field post-race interview with Cuffe.

The boys race was a little more tactical affair with all the big guns, Jim Rosa, Joe Rosa, Ammar Moussa, Morgan Pearson and Chad Noelle, hanging pretty close for the first five laps. The boys were pretty even as well going through the mile in 4:28 before starting to pick it up. The field began to string out with 800 to go, and then at the bell, Arcadia's Ammar Moussa took off, leaving the Rosas and company in his wake. Moussa eased up into the finish in 8:51.80 with Joe Rosa coming in 15 yards back in 8:54.46. Full results are available here and full race video is available here. Here's the video of the post-race interview with Moussa.

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