Last week, former Columbia star Liam Boylan-Pett won the 800-meter run at the inaugural Hoya Spiked Shoe Club Invitational in Bethesda, Md. Next Thursday he will move up the coast to New York City to serve as a pacesetter in the New York Road Runners Men’s Distance Challenge two-mile run at the 104th Millrose Games. Boylan-Pett will be leading Galen Rupp and Anthony Famiglietti through their paces at Madison Square Garden.
Dartmouth graduate Adam Nelson will face off in the shot put with his traditional rivals Christian Cantwell and Reese Hoffa. Next year Nelson will be looking to compete in his fourth Olympic Games!
And in some other national news, Track & Field News has released its current U.S. indoor rankings (not limited to collegians) and Cornell’s Kim Standridge is third in the 1,000-meter run (2:46.48) while Big Red sophomore Nick Wade is fourth in the same event for the men (2:23.66). Penn’s Maalik Reynolds is tied for fourth in the high jump (7-3).