The Swarthmore last chance meet is known for producing some huge 1500 pbs over the years. It's where Kyle Merber ran 3:35.59 in 2012: https://www.letsrun.com/forum/f...569&page=1.
The big 1500 pbs have now spread to the women's ranks as Ajee Wilson lowered her pb by 9+ seconds last night, from 4:21.16 to 4:12.10.
Women's 1500 Meters 1 of 4
PL Athlete Yr. Team Final
1 Wilson, Ajee Juventus 4:12.10
2 Salerno, Melissa New Balance 4:12.35
3 Burne, Olivia SR Stony Brook 4:19.58
4 Eller, Amanda UNAT-Monmouth 4:29.21
5 McGonigle, Alyson SR Richmond 4:29.28
6 Murphy, Ashley JR Johns Hopkins 4:30.09
7 Barrett, Elizabeth SR St. Joseph's (Pa.) 4:30.55
8 Cousens, Emily JR NYU 4:30.74
9 Gispert, Emily SR Delaware 4:31.10
10 Pouder, Kate JR Stony Brook 4:32.12
11 McClelland, Jessica SR Christopher Newport 4:33.40
13 Meehan, Tess FR Johns Hopkins 4:34.21
15 Clevinger, Taylor JR Richmond 4:36.24
29 Chandler, Sarah FR Bucknell 4:42.39
Quick Take #1: This clearly shows Wilson, who just turned 20 on May 8th, has clearly moved on nicely from the disappointment of going into World Indoors as the #1 seed but failing to make the finals.
Quick Take #2: A huge pb, but nothing shocking for a 1:58 800 runner. That being said, it's a great sign of better things to come for Wilson.
Last year, she struggled at anything over 800. She only ran 2:44 last year in a 1k record attempt at the end of the year and then only 2:48 at 1k indoors this year.
Coming into the year, Wilson had just 4:24 pb.