Friday, April 22, 2011

LUFF - 14:15!

"Luff was Brilliant!" - Coach Jerry Alexander

PRINCETON, NJ -- Running in the fastest of 5 heats in cool conditions, Sam Luff crushed the GRC record in the 5k at the Larry Ellis Invite with a time of 14:15.2 last night. Luff was attempting to run 4:35 pace and finish just south of 14:20. This is a 20-second PR for Luff and it smashes the previous 5,000m track club record of 14:46 by 26 seconds.

REPORT: Luff hit 3200m in 9:08.

MORE: North Bethesda Distance Project projected Luff at 14:17 as late as Thursday.

Wiegner has off day, runs 15:05


ALEXANDER: "Pace was slow (for Wiggy), like 9:26. (He) made a big move to open up the pack but the move hurt him bad and he struggled last mile. He fought very very hard but was not fully recovered from Pike's Peek. The effort was there and tactics were right on. I'll call the night a huge success though--Luff was brilliant!"

Hanson - 3:54.7I (eq 4:12 mile)...just .4 seconds off GRC record!

ALEXANDER:
"60.8 at 4, very slow second lap, 63 on 3rd and strong finish, 45.3 appx on last 3. He caused race to be called back with an NHL caliber check on a guy who cut him off. He said race felt too easy. He'll be ready for big PR at Penn."

Section  1                                                               
1 Nightingale, David Unattached 14:00.00 13:58.58N
2 Rome, Cody Navy 14:00.00 14:01.81N
3 Cheserek, Edward Graybee Track Club 14:42.00 14:02.33N
4 Edelman, Nate Cornell 13:50.00 14:06.00N
5 Snyder, Paul Columbia 14:05.00 14:07.81N
6 Rop, Glarius American Int'l 14:06.66 14:07.88N
7 Meyer, Lucas Boston Athle 14:00.00 14:08.68N
8 Quinn, Tim Richmond 14:08.00 14:08.96N
9 Bendtsen, Chris Princeton 14:04.00 14:09.40N
10 Martin, Brendan Columbia 14:10.00 14:09.77N
11 Murray, Kyle Unattached 14:10.91 14:09.91N
12 Gibson, Robert Boston U. 14:18.73 14:09.94N

13 Hackett, Everett Unattached 14:11.03 14:11.34N
14 Medrano, Tito Syracuse 14:00.00 14:12.79
15 Williams, Lex In the Arena 14:10.00 14:13.99
16 Luff, Sam Georgetown R 14:08.00 14:15.20
17 Veiga, Jeff Umass Lowell 14:09.11 14:15.70
18 Lowry, Dan Brown 14:00.00 14:16.27
19 Murphy, Mike Columbia 14:10.00 14:18.26
20 Frankin, Michael Princeton 14:12.00 14:19.44
21 Corcoran, Paul Columbia 14:10.00 14:19.52
22 McDonnell, Kevin St. Joseph's (Pa.) 14:15.07 14:19.64
23 Composto, Nico Columbia 14:05.00 14:22.29
24 Schmidt, Michael Middlebury 14:17.00 14:27.15
25 Weeks, Steven Syracuse 14:10.00 14:28.11
26 Poland, Tom Columbia 14:12.00 14:30.23
27 Veilleux, Ben Columbia 14:00.00 14:31.96
28 Keefe, Sean Syracuse 14:18.00 14:38.57
29 Bloomberg, Evan Georgetown 14:18.00 14:40.70
30 Escareno, Christian Brown 14:00.00 14:42.09
31 Koloseus, Jay Syracuse 14:18.00 14:47.53
32 Kaulbach, Max Princeton 14:12.00 14:53.92
33 Ryan, Nick Northeastern 14:18.00 15:04.06

7 comments:

YF said...

Holy cow!!! Well done!!!

Elizabeth said...
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Chris Vames Sloane said...

fast

Paul Guevara said...

nice work luffy

KLIM said...

I definitely want to run this race next year. Luff finished dead center in his heat - that's the way to go after a fast time!

Andy said...

Mighty.

P Murph said...

I second that. Sam shall henceforth be known as Mighty Luff. Incredible race! Can't wait to see the results from Penn Relays!