Alan Webb Falls in Comeback Race #2
January 28, 2012
On Saturday, American record holder in the mile Alan Webb ran his second race under new coach Jason Vigilante at a college meet at George Mason.
Webb was in the 800 and he split 28.2 and 57.2 the first two laps. Just before the bell (1:26.00) Webb went hard to the lead. On the backstretch George Mason's George Empty, who until this year was primarily a 400m runner (47.83 pr) with a 1:59.88 800m pr, moved up well and passed Webb. On the final turn, Webb tried to mount a final challenge and then lost his balance and fell to the track.
Empty went on to the win in 1:53.31. Webb picked himself up and finished in 6th in 1:59.43.
Race videos below. Full Race First. If you only want to watch the last lap watch the 2nd video.
Full Race Alan Webb Comeback Race #2
Final Lap and Fall Alan Webb Race #2
Men 800 Meter Run ================================================================================ Name Year School Seed Finals Points ================================================================================ 1 163 Empty, George George Mason 1:55.00 1:53.31 2 460 Bolinger, Charles UMBC 1:57.00 1:58.11 3 363 Gibilisco, James Mount St. Ma 1:55.30 1:58.53 4 463 Hairfield, Patrick UMBC 1:57.00 1:58.72 5 367 Langton, Jesse Mount St. Ma 1:58.90 1:59.27 6 403 Webb, Alan NIKE 1:47.00 1:59.43 7 211 Duagos, Oluawasayi Howard 2:00.00 1:59.98
Webb in his first race three weeks ago ran 1:55.02.
Thanks to UMBC athletes, Shioma Obemeata and Matt Davis, for the video. For more on LRCs love of UMBC click here