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O'HARE SHATTERS NCAA MILE RECORD AT MILLROSE GAMES

Chris O'Hare broke the NCAA mile record Saturday night at the 106th Millrose Games
Chris O'Hare broke the NCAA mile record Saturday night at the 106th Millrose Games
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Feb. 16, 2013

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NEW YORK CITY -

Tulsa senior Chris O'Hare shattered the collegiate mile record at the 106th Millrose Games clocking a time of 3:52.98 in the Wanamaker Mile Saturday night at The Armory.

O'Hare's time of 3:52.98 obliterated the time of 3:54.54 set last year at the Millrose Games by BYU's Miles Batty. O'Hare's mark also is the second fastest time by a British athlete, and shattered his old personal best of 3:56.48, which also happened to be the school record.

"Its fantastic," O'Hare commented. "It is a great honor to be associated with such great athletes that have held that record in the past, and the great athletes that will hold it in the future. I was grateful to run in such a high-profile meet, and I was ecstatic to get that time to set the collegiate record."

O'Hare earned a fourth-place showing going up against some of the world's best athletes, including race-winner Lopez Lomong, a two time USA Outdoor 1,500-meter champion, Matthew Centrowitz, a 2011 World Outdoor bronze medalist and Olympian Ciaran O'Lionaird.

"It is a great experience to run against such great athletes," O'Hare stated. "I'm glad I had the honor and opportunity to run against them, and was happy I made the most of it."

"I'm proud of Chris," commented Head Coach Steve Gulley. "We feel fortunate that he represented the University in such a high standard today. He went out today and ran the fastest collegiate mile in history, which is a hard thing to grasp."

The race, along with the rest of the Millrose Games will be re-aired tomorrow on ESPN with coverage beginning at 7 p.m. CT.

106th Millrose Games

The Armory, New York City

Men's Wanamaker Mile

1. Lopez Lomong (Nike Oregon TC) - 3:51.21 MR

2. Matthew Centrowitz (Nike) - 3:51.34

3. Ciaran O'Lionaird (Nike Oregon TC) - 3:52.10


 

 

4. Chris O'Hare (Tulsa) - 3:52.98 CR

5. Lawi Lalang (Arizona) - 3:54.56

6. Ryan Hill (NC State) - 3:54.89

7. Garrett Heath (Saucony) - 3:55.55

8. Ryan Gregson (Nike) - 3:55.97

9. Donn Cabral (Nike) - 4:00.21

10. Liam Boylan-Pett (NJ/NY TC) - 4:05.49