Thanks. You piqued my curiosity, so I took a closer look at the splits.
The big variance was all in the 1st K and 5th K.
They all went out real fast and did the 1st in ~ 2:55, so that's a wash.
And they all slowed a lot in the 5th K (which I think was the second time up the big hill, so understandable), but less for Parker, Lemngole, and Markezich. They were about 3:20, while everyone else faded to 3:25-3:30.
Basically, Parker held 3:10 pace really well through the race, except for the 1st K (downhill), which was fast for all, and the 5th, where they all slowed (uphill), but she slowed a lot less than the pack.
Then Doris, Markezich, and (amazingly) Tuohy clawed back a little on her in the last K, but nowhere near enough.
So from 1K to 3K, where she put 20 seconds on the whole field, it wasn't her pushing harder --she just held her avg pace really well, while everyone else slowed a lot.
Very interesting, since that's almost the whole difference in the race.
Basically, everyone else felt the need to pull it way back for those 2K, after the blazing opener, while she just held rock-steady at ~3:10.
Yeah, I really hope we get to see them both at BU. If they're both healthy and rested, I'd expect them both to push 15, and maybe even get under.