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Cheserek Captures Collegiate Mile Record in Boston

February 27, 2017

Merber & Gregorek second, third and now #6 & #10 U.S. all-time indoors; record 11 men sub-4 indoors same race

Larry Newman for Track & Field News

BOSTON - Must be something in the air here in Beantown that drives young men from west to east in search of fast times. First it was Galen Rupp's facility record 3:50.92 in 2013. He followed that up with a 13:01.26 AR in the 5000m in ’14. Then came David Torrence's 2:16.76 AR at 1000m in the same year.

Now it was Edward Cheserek’s turn to have some fun on the same super fast Boston University Track on Sunday afternoon.

With a final stop before the NCAA Indoor Championships and the opportunity to solidify a #1 seed, the Oregon All-American put on a great show for the fans at the BU Last Chance Meet. With pacesetter Adam Guillaume, the Frenchman just a few weeks removed from a personal best of 3:58, setting the very quick pace up front through splits of 55.7 and 1:54.7, Cheserek comfortably led the chase pack with NJ*NY Track Club teammates Kyle Merber, Massachusetts native Johnny Gregorek and Ford Palmer as the top four.

The foursome created a small gap from the remaining field of 13 as Guillaume took the field through 1000m in 2:24. That was it for Guillaume who accepted the pace setting duties on Monday this week, as the French deadline for qualifying for the European Indoors had passed.

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Tags: kyle merber (43) , johnny gregorek (30) , ford palmer (16) , edward cheserek (29) , bu last chance meet (1)

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