The Rest of The 2013 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix – Centro, Lakhouad and Wright Win as Suhr Takes Crack At AR

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by LetsRun.com
February 2, 2013

Below you will find a recap of of most of the 2013 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix held today in Boston. The women’s 2-mile and men’s 3000 were the big events and got their own recaps:

Men’s 3k: LRC Galen Rupp Is Defeated As Hagos Gebrhiwet Sets New World Junior 3,000 Record of 7:32.87
Women’s 2 mile: LRC
Mary Cain Runs 9:38.88 For 2 Miles – The Greatest Distance Performance in US HS Girls History

Men’s Mile: Centro Wins From The Front

2011 world championship bronze medallist Matt Centrowitz controlled the men’s mile like the savvy tactioner that he is. Centro ran the least distance of anyone as he had the lead after the rabbit dropped out 850 meters in and he’d never give it up. As a result, in the end, he was able to hold off Will Leer for a deserved victory. Third placer, Craig Miller, and everyone else was just too far off the back to have a chance to out-kick Centro.

“I’m feeling strong right now. That was the plan coming in,” said Centrowitz. “I wanted to control it. A lot of time when I control races, I win so that’s what I wanted to do. “

picture of Matt Centrowitz

Matt Centrowitz holds off Will Leer

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Finals                                                                          
  1 Matthew Centrowitz           USA                    3:56.26  3:41.55 (1500m)
  2 Will Leer                    USA                    3:56.35                 
  3 Craig Miller                 USA                    3:56.85                 
  4 Jeff See                     USA                    3:57.43                 
  5 Craig Huffer                 AUS                    3:57.81                 
  6 Taylor Milne                 CAN                    3:58.45                 
  7 Dorian Ulrey                 USA                    3:58.66                 
  8 Brian Gagnon                 USA                    3:59.49                 
  9 Henok Legesse                ETH                    4:17.10                 
 -- Matthew Scherer              USA                        DNF

Splits – Quarter mile, half mile, 3/4ths:
58.8
1:58.9
3:00.6
At the bell it was 3:28 high so 27 low for Centro on his last 200 and 55.7 for last quarter mile.

Women’s Mile: Lakhouad Wins From The Front

2011 world championship 4th placer Btissam Lakhouad came in as the favorite as the got the win in a fashion very similar to Centrowitz’s win in the men’s mile as she led throughout the tactical race.

This race was very slow whereas the men’s mile was at least somewhat honest. Here, no one was even with the rabbit when she hit 400 in 69.  After that, the field hit halfway in 2:23.4 and 3/4ths in 3:35.2. At the bell (3:09), Canadian Olympic semifinallist Hilary Stellingwerf was in second trying to challenge but no one would pass Lakhouad on the last lap. With 100 meters remaining, Bernard Lagat‘s little sister Violah made a move from the middle of the pack up towards the front. Just before the line, Lagat would be nipped by mult-time US champion Trenier Moser for second.

Btissam Lakhouad  picture

Btissam Lakhouad goes for the win

Finals                                                                          
  1 Btissam Lakhouad             MAR                    4:39.23  4:23.05 (1500m)
  2 Treniere Moser               USA                    4:39.40                 
  3 Violah Lagat                 KEN                    4:39.42                 
  4 Hilary Stellingwerff         CAN                    4:39.79                 
  5 Heather Kampf                USA                    4:39.99                 
  6 Gen Lacaze                   AUS                    4:41.72                 
  7 Dana Mecke                   USA                    4:44.73                 
 -- Monica Hargrove              USA                        DNF

Women’s 800: Wright Takes It At The Line

The women’s 800 was almost a repeat of the women’s and men’s mile – in the sense of relatively slow races where the winner was the person who led wire to wire as they get to run the shortest distance. We say almost as 2012 world championship indoor bronze medallist Erica Moore was just nipped at the line by her trianing partner Phoebe Wright. Chanelle Price was third as JJ Clark coached athletes went 1-2-3.

“I haven’t improved in two years and it’s really humbling,” said Wright to ESPN Lewis Johnson after the race. “2013 is a year of progress – that’s what it’s all about.”

While we thought Moore’s tactics were perfect and almost let her steal the race, she said she didn’t plan on having the lead. “Leading isn’t the ideal spot I wanted to be in with faulty fitness,” said Moore.

picture of Phoebe Wright

Phoebe Wright barely wins

Event 17  Women 800 M
===============================================================
        NBIG:   1:57.79  2002        Jolanda Ceplak, SLO       
       World:   1:55.82  3/3/2002    Jolanda Ceplak, SLO       
    American:   1:58.71  3/2/2002    Nicole Teter, Farm Team   
    Name                    Year Team                    Finals
===============================================================
Finals                                                         
  1 Phoebe Wright                USA                    2:03.96
  2 Erica Moore                  USA                    2:03.98
  3 Chanelle Price               USA                    2:04.12
  4 Melissa Bishop               CAN                    2:04.51
  5 Latavia Thomas               USA                    2:04.80
  6 Jessica Smith                CAN                    2:06.98

Boys HS Mile: Wynne Is Clearly The Best

Race favorite Henry Wynne got a much deserved victory as he led wire to wire.

Wynne took things out fast (61 for first 400) and then slowed dramatically for the second and third 400s (2:08/3:13). Several times James Randon tried to pass Wynne but never got around. Over the last 400, Wynne showed why he was the favorite as he proved to be the class of this field by a wide margin as he closed very fast and won in 4:11.73 – not too far off his 4:10.35 outdoor pb.

Wynne is going to UVA next year.

Finals                                                                         
  1 Henry Wynne                  USA                    4:11.73  3:55.80 (1500)
  2 James Randon                 USA                    4:12.89                
  3 Rob Napolitano               USA                    4:13.81                
  4 Jay Navin                    USA                    4:15.89                
  5 Michael O'Donnell            USA                    4:17.20                
  6 Jack Hagood                  USA                    4:17.34                
  7 Bryce Kelley                 USA                    4:18.50                
  8 Keith Pease                  USA                    4:20.06                
  9 Jonathan Green               USA                    4:24.12                
 10 Trevor Crawley               USA                    4:24.83                
 11 Garrett O'Toole              USA                    4:25.01

Girls HS Mile: Frazier Destroys Everyone

Just as we predicted, US #2 Wesley Frazier got a dominant victory in the women’s mile. Frazier, who ran a 4:48 in December, ran another 4:48 here and won by a ton. Frazier will be attending Duke next year.

Finals                                                                         
  1 Wesley Frazier               USA                    4:48.94  4:31.46 (1500)
  2 Bethanie Brown               USA                    4:54.57                
  3 Sarah Gillespie              USA                    4:54.81                
  4 Ryen Frazier                 USA                    4:59.73                
  5 Katie Lembo                  USA                    5:01.04                
  6 Sara Sargent                 USA                    5:01.56                
  7 Sheridan Wilbur              USA                    5:02.40                
  8 Marissa Ruskan               USA                    5:02.96                
  9 Keelin Hollowood             USA                    5:03.53                
 10 Julie Williams               USA                    5:04.72                
 11 Annika Gompers               USA                    5:05.39                
 12 Julie McConville             USA                    5:06.31

Men’s Masters Mile

 Finals                                                                         
  1 Brad Barton                  USA                    4:24.14  4:05.38 (1500)
  2 Erik Neadeau                 USA                    4:25.82                
  3 Lance Elliott                USA                    4:26.29                
  4 Scott Weeks                  USA                    4:30.47                
  5 Chris Magill                 USA                    4:34.39                
  6 Kent Lemme                   USA                    4:36.04                
  7 Chris Chisolm                USA                    4:37.49                
  8 Mark Mayall                  USA                    4:39.06                
  9 Jason Cakouros               USA                    4:39.78                
 10 Andrew Spaulding             USA                    4:40.07                
 11 Chris Lawrence               USA                    4:42.89                
 12 Titus Mutinda                USA                    4:49.69                
 -- Sandu Rebenciuc              USA                        DNF

Women’s Pole Vault

Olympic champion Jenn Suhr took a couple of cracks at the American record.

 
Event 12  Women Pole Vault
==========================================================================
 Progressions: 4.10 - 4.30 -4.45 - 4.55 - 4.65 - 4.70 (5cm)               
        NBIG:   4.88m  2012        Jenn Suhr, USA                         
       World:   5.01m  2/23/2012   Yelena Isinbaeva, RUS                  
    American:   4.88m  2/4/2012    Jenn Suhr, adidas                      
    Name                    Year Team                    Finals           
==========================================================================
Finals                                                                    
  1 Jenn Suhr                    USA                      4.76m   15-07.25
     4.10 4.30 4.45 4.55 4.65 4.76 4.90                                   
      PPP  PPP  PPP    O   XO    O  XXP                                   
  2 Mary Saxer                   USA                      4.55m   14-11.00
     4.10 4.30 4.45 4.55 4.65                                             
      PPP    O    O  XXO  XXX                                             
  3 Janice Keppler               USA                      4.45m   14-07.25
     4.10 4.30 4.45 4.55                                                  
      XXO    O   XO  XXX                                                  
  4 April Steiner-Bennett        USA                      4.45m   14-07.25
     4.10 4.30 4.45 4.55                                                  
        O   XO  XXO  XXX                                                  
  5 Melanie Blouin               CAN                      4.30m   14-01.25
     4.10 4.30 4.45                                                       
        O  XXO  XXX

Women’s 400

2013 world leader Ebonie Floyd who ran 51.82 last weekend at Texas A&M dominated the 400 and led wire to wire.

Event 8 Women 400 M MBTA
1 Ebonie Floyd USA 52.51
2 Shana Cox GBR 53.33
3 Monica Hargrove USA 53.78
4 Jessica Beard USA 53.81
5 Diamond Dixon USA 54.39
6 Libania Grenot ITA 56.49

Women’s 60

2012 world indoor silver medallist Murielle Ahoure, who ran a 7.00 pb last week in Houston, proved that was no fluke as she set a new 7.07 meet record.

Event 10  Women 60 M
================================================================          
        NBIG:    7.09  2006        Lisa Barber, USA                       
       World:    6.92  2/11/1993   Irina Privalova, RUS                   
    American:    6.95              Tie G Devers '93& M. Jones '9          
    Name                    Year Team                    Finals           
================================================================          
Finals                                                                    
  1 Murielle Ahoure              IVC                       7.07  rt: 0.171
  2 Sheri-Ann Brooks             JAM                       7.26  rt: 0.169
  3 Barbara Pierre               USA                       7.26  rt: 0.146
  4 Jeneba Tarmoh                USA                       7.28  rt: 0.145
  5 Shayla Mahan                 USA                       7.32  rt: 0.169
  6 Jessica Young                USA                       7.34  rt: 0.162

Men’s 60

Former Texas A&M Star Gerlard Phiri got the win but he was unhappy with his time.

Event 11  Men 60 M
================================================================          
        NBIG:    6.45  1999        Maurice Greene, USA                    
       World:    6.39  2/3/1998    Maurice Greene, USA                    
    American:    6.39  2/3/1998    Maurice Greene, Nike                   
    Name                    Year Team                    Finals           
================================================================          
Finals                                                                    
  1 Gerald Phiri                 ZAM                       6.67  rt: 0.160
  2 Jason Rogers                 SKN                       6.71  rt: 0.161
  3 Kyle Stevenson               USA                       6.73  rt: 0.163
  4 Calesio Newman               USA                       6.73  rt: 0.163
  5 Michael Leblanc              CAN                       6.76  rt: 0.145
  6 Jeremy Bascom                GUY                       6.80  rt: 0.166
  7 Adam Harris                  GUY                       6.81  rt: 0.143
  8 Ivory Williams               USA                       6.83  rt: 0.153

Women’s 60h

Event 15  Women 60 M Hurdles
================================================================          
        NBIG:    7.85  2004        Gail Devers, USA                       
       World:    7.68  2/10/2008   Susanna Kallur, SWE                    
    American:    7.72  3/13/2010   LoLo Jones, Asics                      
    Name                    Year Team                    Finals           
================================================================          
Finals                                                                    
  1 Janay Deloach                USA                       7.97  rt: 0.166
  2 Tiffany Porter               GBR                       7.99  rt: 0.144
  3 Nia Ali                      USA                       8.11  rt: 0.162
  4 Latisha Holden               USA                       8.13  rt: 0.152
  5 Kristi Castlin               USA                       8.14  rt: 0.160
  6 Jessica Zelinka              CAN                       8.25  rt: 0.172
  7 Raven Clay                   USA                       8.33  rt: 0.177
  8 Aleesha Barber               TRI                       8.36  rt: 0.170

Men’s 60 h

Jeff Porter who PRd in both the semis and finals of USAs to make the Olympic team last year was dominant in the 60 hurdles on Saturday in Boston.

Event 16  Men 60 M Hurdles Powerade
================================================================          
        NBIG:    7.49  2010        Terrence Trammell, USA                 
       World:    7.30  3/6/1994    Colin Jackson, GBR                     
    American:    7.36              G Foster, A Johnson,T Trammel          
    Name                    Year Team                    Finals           
================================================================          
Finals                                                                    
  1 Jeff Porter                  USA                       7.62  rt: 0.144
  2 Jarret Eaton                 USA                       7.80  rt: 0.148
  3 Eric Keddo                   JAM                       7.84  rt: 0.162
  4 Ty Akins                     USA                       7.84  rt: 0.155
  5 Dominic Berger               USA                       7.86  rt: 0.161
  6 Bertony Jean-Louis           USA                       7.86  rt: 0.164
 -- Devon Hill                   USA                        DNF  rt: 0.171

Women’s HJ

==========================================================================
 Progression: 1.78 - 1.83 - 1.86 - 1.89 - 1.92 - 1.95 (3cm)               
        NBIG:   1.95m  2006        Chaunte Howard, USA                    
       World:   2.08m  2/4/2006    Kajsa Bergqvist, SWE                   
    American:   2.02m  2/26/2012   Chaunte Lowe, Nike                     
    Name                    Year Team                    Finals           
==========================================================================
Finals                                                                    
  1 Liz Patterson                USA                      1.83m    6-00.00
     1.78 1.83 1.86                                                       
        O    O  XXX                                                       
  2 Becky Christensen            USA                      1.83m    6-00.00
     1.78 1.83 1.86                                                       
        O   XO  XXX                                                       
  3 Priscilla Frederick          USA                      1.78m    5-10.00
     1.78 1.83                                                            
       XO  XXX                                                            
  4 Shanay Briscoe               USA                      1.78m    5-10.00
     1.78 1.83                                                            
      XXO  XXX                                                            
  4 Allison Barwise              USA                      1.78m    5-10.00
     1.78 1.83                                                            
      XXO  XXX

Youth 4 x 200 Relay

Event 4  Mixed 4x200 M Boys&Girls
===============================================================
    Team                                                 Finals
===============================================================
Finals                                                         
  1 Cambridge Jets                                      1:52.94
  2 Waltham TC                                          1:56.48
  3 Granite State Flash                                 1:56.66
  4 Attleboro Jaguars                                   1:59.46
  5 Hernandez School                                    2:02.53
  6 Boston United                                       2:04.23

Boys 4 x 800 HS

Event 6  Boys 4x800 M   NE V NY
===============================================================
    Team                                                 Finals
===============================================================
Finals                                                         
  1 St. A's TC                                          7:51.98
  2 SJB Elite                                           7:53.29
  3 Flyers TC                                           7:54.12
  4 Firebirds TC                                        7:58.69
  5 Lowell AC                                           8:01.64
  6 Brookline TC                                        8:03.69
  7 Hingam TC                                           8:03.79
  8 Billerica TC                                        8:06.39
  9 Fidelis TC                                          8:07.32
 10 Knights TC                                          8:09.90
 11 Marshfield TC                                       8:10.22
 12 Wellesley TC                                        8:27.45

Girls 4 x 400 HS

Event 5  Girls 4x400 M   NE V NY
===============================================================
    Team                                                 Finals
===============================================================
Finals                                                         
  1 Kell TC                                             4:02.14
  2 Lexington TC                                        4:02.39
  3 Ursuline TC                                         4:02.59
  4 Mansfield TC                                        4:04.43
  5 King Phillip TC                                     4:05.11
  6 TMLA TC                                             4:08.01
  7 SJB Elite                                           4:08.31
  8 Needham TC                                          4:10.53
  9 Stanners TC                                         4:16.03
 10 South Shore TC                                      4:16.69
 11 Villa Bears                                         4:17.42
 12 Gators TC                                           4:20.25

Men’s Pole Vault

Finals                                                                    
  1 Jordan Scott                 USA                      5.35m   17-06.50
     5.20 5.35 5.50                                                       
        O    O  XXX                                                       
  2 Mark Hollis                  USA                      5.35m   17-06.50
     5.20 5.35 5.50                                                       
        O   XO  XXX                                                       
  3 Dustin Deleo                 USA                      5.35m   17-06.50
     5.20 5.35 5.50                                                       
        O  XXO  XXX                                                       
  3 Yoo-Suk Kim                  KOR                      5.35m   17-06.50
     5.20 5.35 5.50                                                       
        O  XXO  XXX                                                       
 -- Levi Keller                  USA                         NH           
     5.20                                                                 
      XXX

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