Sheila Reid finally made her 2013 indoor debut with a solid victory in the invitational mile at the Penn State National meet in State College. Reid shattered the facility record by 5.5 seconds, and set a new PR in running an essentially solo effort ahead of the field, which she gapped by a full 7 seconds. Reid's previous PR was 4:35.30 from the 2011 New Balance Games in Boston. As the results below show, the race was well stocked with Villanova milers, and Emily Lipari (3rd in 4:39.36) and Angel Piccirillo (5th in 4:40.08) registered NCAA top-10 times. Next up for Reid is the Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games.
Event 27 Women 1 Mile Run Inv ================================================================ Facility: F 4:35.89 2004 Megan Metcalf, W Virginia Meet: M 4:38.98 2007 Frances Koons, Villanova PSU: P 4:37.95 2010 Bridget Franek Name Year School Finals ================================================================ Finals 1 Reid, Sheila Nike 4:30.41F PR 2 Penney, Lauren SR Syracuse 4:37.41M NCAA #4 3 Lipari, Emily JR Villanova 4:39.36 NCAA #7 4 Coogan, Katrina SO Georgetown 4:39.74 NCAA #8 5 Piccirillo, Angel FR Villanova 4:40.08 NCAA #9 6 Akande, Nicky JR Villanova 4:42.34 NCAA #18 7 Schappert, Stephanie SO Villanova 4:43.69 NCAA #23 8 Neczypor, Hannah SO Georgetown 4:48.43 9 Lane, Caitlin U N A 4:48.85 10 Martinelli, Sarah JR West Virginia 4:49.44 11 Chambers, Madeline SO Georgetown 4:50.00 12 Benson, Abbie SO Penn State 4:50.80
Here is the progression of Sheila Reid's mile times:
2008 State College, PA 4:46.56i 2009 State College, PA 4:43.05i 2009 South Bend, IN 4:35.70i 2009 College Station, TX 4:40.99i 2010 New York, NY 4:49.64i 2010 New York, NY 4:51.33i 2011 New York, NY 4:41.14i 2011 Boston, MA 4:35.30i 2013 State College, PA 4:30.41i