Sunday, April 17, 2011

Marina Muncan Wins B.A.A. Elite Mile in Photo Finish

The BAA women's elite mile was just as close as the men's race, with Anna Pierce, Marina Muncan, and Treniere Moser all battling for the win in the final straight.

After Charlotte Browning led the first two laps, the field began to pick it up, tired of the extremely slow pace. With the finish in sight, Muncan took the outside, Moser the middle, and Pierce the inside. The three would stay three-wide until after the tape. Similar to the men's race before, fans, athletes, and reporters had to wait to hear who was the victor.

Eventually it was announced Muncan had won in 4:58.7, with Pierce and Moser a tenth of a second behind. The 28-year-old Muncan's win marks her third of this year in Boston -- indoors she won the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, as well as the 800m in a national record at the Boston University Valentine Invitational.

"I guess you could say this is my lucky city," said Muncan.

1. Marina Muncan 28 Ardmore,PA 4:58.7
2. Anna Pierce 27 Mammoth Lake, CA 4:58.8
3. Treniere Moser 29 Austin, TX 4:58.8
4. Brie Felnagle 24 Tacoma, WA 4:59.1
5. Charlotte Browning 28 Great Britain 5:02.6
6. Erin Bedell 23 Flagstaff, AZ 5:04.0

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