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
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