Sunday, February 3, 2013

Reid Second to World Record Holder Dibaba at Boston 2-Miler

Sheila Reid came back off her 4:30.41 one mile win at Penn State a week ago with a very solid two-mile race at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston on Saturday. The field was up against Tirunesh Dibaba, the 9-time world champion and 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist who owns the 5000 meter world record of 14:11.15. In a race where everyone else was running for second place, Reid did just that by eclipsing a strong field to take the runner-up's spot ahead of a quality group of runners. Reid's 9:37.97 was well back of Dibaba, but they were the only runners to beat high school phenom Mary Cain, who set US high school records in the 3000 (en route) and two mile in this race. Reid's fellow Canadian Olympian Nicole Sifuentes was 4th.

New Balance Boston Indoor Games - 2/2/2013                   
                     Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center                     
                                   Boston, MA                                   
Event 18  Women 2 Mile
        NBIG:   9:10.50  2008        Meseret Defar, ETH                         
       World:   9:06.26  2/26/2009   Meseret Defar, ETH                         
    American:   9:23.38  2/13/2002   Regina Jacobs, Nike                        
    World Jr:   9:34.03  1/27/2002   Meseret Defar, ETH                         
 High School:   9:55.92  3/10/1991   Melody Fairchild, Boulder, 
    Name                    Year Team         Finals                 
  1 Tirunesh Dibaba              ETH          9:13.17  
  2 Sheila Reid                  CAN          9:37.97                 
  3 Mary Cain                    USA          9:38.68 
  4 Nicole Sifuentes             CAN          9:38.78                 
  5 Tara Erdmann                 USA          9:39.48                 
  6 Sarah Bowman                 USA          9:41.59                 
  7 Ashley Higginson             USA          9:49.00                 
  8 Brenda Martinez              USA          9:51.91                 
  9 Gotytom Gebreslase           ETH          10:05.40                 
 -- Mardrea Hyman                JAM          DNF/pace

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