Two Ivy League recordholders won national crowns at the USATF Indoor Championships at the Albuquerque Convention Center in New Mexico tonight.
Anna Willard Pierce, who set the Heps steeplechase record while running for the Brown Bears, claimed the title in the 800-meter run. Representing Nike, Pierce was clocked in 2:00.84, ahead of runner-up Alysia Johnson (2:01.45). “I was planning to go hard from 250m,” she said. “I wanted to run 1:59 but I’m happy with my race today. I’m quicker this year, its really exciting. I think I can medal at Doha.”
Meanwhile Reebok’s Morgan Uceny, the Heps indoor and outdoor 800-meter run recordholder, held off Shannon Rowbury by 2/100ths of a second, finishing in 4:19.26. “It’s great,” she said afterward. “I just wanted to get out there. Running from the back and relaxing isn’t my style.”
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