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Birmingham, Uceny Win B.A.A. Mile

April 15, 2012

Groleau, Heffernan B.A.A. Scholastic Mile champions

By Jim O'Brien and Barbara Huebner

BOSTON - (April 15, 2012) - A field of elite male Milers - just five - lined up in near perfect conditions to contest the fourth B.A.A. Mile. Defending champion, Andy Baddeley from Great Britain, was not among them; but, even so - with such weather and such a tightly knit field - sparks were certain to fly on Sunday morning.

There was no distinct pre-race favorite, although Australia's Collis Birmingham was the fastest man in the field on paper, with a 3:53.9 road PB on his resume...

...In the women's Mile, Morgan Uceny (right, BAA), ranked #1 in the world, became the first two-time race winner, leaving behind her three rivals on the final lap for victory in 4:43.8.

Defending champion Marina Munca of Serbia was runner-up, in 4:44.5, with Americans Gabriele Anderson (4:46.3) and Treniere Moser (4:48) close behind.

Read full article with complete race results at www.runningusa.org

Tags: treniere moser (10) , running usa (3) , morgan uceny (69) , marina munca (1) , jim o'brien (1) , gabriele anderson (26) , collis birmingham (2) , barbara huebner (4)

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