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3:55 mile by McCarthy steals the show


David McCarthy went in to the weekend leading the 3000m NCAA lists with a 7:56 clocking from last week. He may have lost that NCAA lead with multiple athletes dipping under his mark, including Tom Farrell with a 7:52, and even a few going under the 7:50 mark, but he revised his mile PB by two seconds in clocking 3:55.75. Remarkably, despite getting within 0.73 of the collegiate record, he didn’t even end the weekend at the top of the mile rankings as Boaz Lalang’s younger brother, and XC champion Lawi, went within 0.07 of Fernandez’s WJR and NCAA record when he ran 3:55.09 at Arkansas. Rich Peters was due to compete in his home meet however a calf problem during the week forced him to withdraw in the warm-up. In the same race, son of Eamonn, John Coughlan, dipped under 4:00 for the first time running unattached in the run-up to his appearance in the Millrose games with DCU next week. The race video is below.

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Elsewhere, Mitch Goose dipped under 8:00 for the first time in the same meet, with BU alumni David Proctor narrowly missing out with 8:02.

Hannah Brooks narrowly missed out on automatic qualification for the women’s mile but her time of 4:37.87 is likely to be good enough come deadline day. Tom Farrell is the same boat as his 7:52.38 mark was inches away from automatic 7:52.30. Again, he should be safe with that time. David Forrester came home in 8:02. Ireland’s Antony Leghio showed his transfer from Central Iowa to big-time Arkansas has gone smoothly with a solid 1:49.1 in his first 800m of the season.

The Butler girls continued their good form with solid runs at the Indiana Relays over 3000m, and the alumni show was on in the men’s mile. Former Butler milers Gauson and Mullet ran 3:59 and 4:01 respectively, while former New Mexico Lobo David Bishop continued his battle with the 4:00 barrier by missing by 0.1. He did still clocked a new PB.

Lamar emerged from their midweek competition with three wins too, from Smith, Stabler and Wade. Hudak also took first in the same meet for the hosts.


Clowes, Matthew              Concordia            14:05.32

Paletta, Gina                Concordia            17:10.58



1  1625 McCarthy, David        Providence             3:55.75

  3  2994 Coghlan, John          Unattached             3:59.32


  3  1370 Goose, Mitch           Iona                   7:58.11

  5  2903 Proctor, David         Unattached             8:02.24

10  1628 Quinn, Shane           Providence             8:06.73


22  1621 Hopkins, Jonathan      Providence            14:45.43


7   365 Rowland, Hollie        Iona                  16:31.80


14   561 FfrenchO’Carroll,      Providence             9:40.66



3 Hannah Brooks             SR Florida Stat         4:37.87


5 Anthony Lieghio           JR Arkansas             1:49.01


  4 Thomas Farrell            JR Oklahoma Sta        7:52.38

10 David Forrester           JR Florida Stat         8:02.79


2 Nick Miller               FR Oklahoma Sta          17.75m


Indiana Relays

2 Clark, Katie                 Butler               9:22.17*

3 Legg, Kirsty                 Butler               9:23.12*


7 Howarth, Becky               Butler              17:24.54


4 Curr, Tom                    Butler               1:51.10

17 Ellis, Harry                Butler               1:55.31

35 Gibson, Kurtis              Belmont              1:58.03


2 Gauson, Kristopher           Athletic Annex       3:59.95*  3:44.10 at 1,500

3 Bishop, David                Unattached         4:00.10*  3:43.86 at 1,500

6 Mullett, Rob                 Saucony            4:01.18*  3:44.82 at 1,500


10 Clarke, Ross                 Butler               4:07.09  3:49.30 at 1,500

14 Curr, Tom                    Butler               4:10.98   3:52.56 at 1,500


39 Proctor, Matt                Butler               9:06.74



9              Gough, Becky                    JR           Lamar                   5:05.43

1              Smith, Chris                       JR            Lamar                   1:53.03

1              Wade, Joe                           SR          Lamar                   4:09.32

9 Jones, Chris SO Lamar 4:25.24

10 Wilson, Ronny FR S. Alabama 4:28.10

1 Stabler, Sam FR Lamar 8:18.64F

2 Poncelet, Valentin SO Georgia St. 8:19.73F

3 Johnsen, Matt JR Lamar 8:25.25F

1 Hudak, Sarah JR U.A.B. 9:38.92

11 Leybourne, Kristie FR U.A.B. 10:39.51

12 Gedling, Carmen SO Lamar 58.76


Iowa State

8.  India Lee, IOWA STATE, 9:45.91;


Arkansas State

3 Amy Talbot a 2:16.7



7 Killian Barry             FR Texas Tech              16.66m

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