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Jesse Garn ran a lifetime-best 4:01.10 to take eighth place at the Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games.
Photo by Jonathan Cohen
Garn places eighth in Wanamaker Mile
February 17, 2014Tweet
Junior middle distance runner Jesse Garn was eighth overall in the Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games on Feb. 15. The meet was held at the New York City Armory and was televised live on NBCSN. There were 13 runners in Garn’s race.
In a field with some of the top milers in the world, Garn ran a lifetime-best 4:01.10. It was eight seconds faster than the 4:09 he recorded at the Penn State National Meet two weeks ago.
Will Leer won the event with a time of 3:52.47. Lawi Lalang took second (3:52.88) while Nick Willis was third (3:53.02). Garn was the second-fastest college runner, behind Lalang (who competes for Arizona).
“This race was an amazing experience for Jesse and he ran his personal best time in the race,” assistant coach Annette Acuff said. “We are very excited about his future at Binghamton.”
Garn is the second Binghamton runner in three years to compete in the Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games. Erik van Ingen, a four-time All-American, was fifth in the 2012 race with a school-record time of 3:56.37.
The rest of the Binghamton track and field teams were at the Ithaca Bomber Invitational, which did not have team scoring.
Individual winners on the men’s side included junior Collin Frost in the mile (4:21.99) and graduate student Jacob Platel in the weight throw (58-9 ¼).
On the women’s side, junior Ivory Taussig won the 60 (7.77), freshman Keishorea Armstrong won the 200 (24.92) and senior Paige Ware captured the triple jump (27-9 ¼).