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Billy Nelson opens 2011 with 1500m win at Mt. SAC

Day two of the Mt. SAC Relays saw 2008 Olympian Billy Nelson open up his season with a win in the open section of the 1500 meters.  His time of 3:42.49 was a personal best and good enough to defeat an field of primarily college runners.

After a stint with the Oregon Track Club Elite in Eugene, Nelson is back training in Boulder while serving as an assistant coach with the University of Colorado.

Event 112  Men 1500 Meter Run Open U/O
World Record: W 3:26.00  1998        Hicham El Guerrouj, Morocco
American Rec: @ 3:29.30  2005        Bernard Lagat, Nike
 Meet Record: $ 3:37.99  2009        Lee Emanuel, New Mexico
    Name                    Year Team                    Finals
Section  1
  1 Nelson, Billy                Unattached             3:42.49
  2 Rucks, Luke                  Wisconsin              3:43.27
  3 McGregor, Patrick            Texas                  3:43.51
  4 Botezan, Raul                Oklahoma State         3:44.57
  5 Cattin-Masson, Thomas        Arkansas               3:45.11
  6 Malette, J.P.                Notre Dame             3:45.26
  7 Bywater, Joey                Washington             3:46.14
  8 Loy, Rico                    Iowa State             3:46.64
  9 Kemboi, Edward               Iowa State             3:50.03
 10 Ledder, Billy                Georgetown             3:50.19
 11 Gillespie, Scott             Arkansas               3:51.95
 -- MacKenzie, Carl              Villanova                  DNF

For full results from the Mt. SAC Relays, visit here.

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