The current American record holder over 5000 meters Molly Huddle and Shalane Flanagan, the previous record holder, each won invitational sections on Friday night’s distance carnival portion of the Mt. SAC Relays.
For Flanagan, she was victorious in the 1500 meters. After a moderately-paced opening of the race, Flanagan pressed the gas to a win in 4:11.67 but was nearly caught by Big East rivals Shelia Reid of Villanova and Emily Infeld from Georgetown.
Huddle won the 5000 meters in a tough battle against Jenny Simpson with a time of 15:10.63. Former Georgetown Hoya Elizabeth Maloy was third.
For race footage and post-race interviews from the Mt. SAC Relays, visit the Flotrack coverage page here.