Indoor Women’s 2-Mile Record Falls
BOSTON (AP) _ Regina Jacobs ran the last 200 meters of the women’s two-mile in a blistering 32 seconds Sunday to win in 9:23.38 and break Lynn Jennings’ 16-year-old world indoor record of 9:28.15.
``I really got out there and set a good pace,″ Jacobs said. ``It was a really fast track. I’m not the only one who set a record.″
Jacobs’ record at the Boston Indoor Games was one of many marks that fell.
Tim Broe broke Steve Scott’s 21-year-old American record in the men’s 3,000-meter run.
Leonard Mucheru of Kenya won by taking the lead from Broe in the last 100 meters and finishing in 7:37.46. But Broe took second in 7:39.23 to break Scott’s record of 7:39.94 set in 1981.
``Not many people get to say they are an American record holder, so I’m pleased,″ Broe said.
Earlier in the meet, Slovenia’s Jolanda Ceplak ran the fastest indoor 800-meter time by a woman on U.S. soil.
Ceplak beat out her closest competitor, Nicole Teter, by almost 4 seconds, winning in 1:57.79.
Ceplak’s previous best finish in the event was a sixth place at the world indoor championships in Lisbon, Portugal in 2001, when she finished in 2:02.67.
David Krummenacher set the American record in the 1,000-meter run in 2:17.85, breaking Ocky Clark’s mark of 2:18.19 set in 1989.
Chandra Sturrup set a meet record in the women’s 60-meter dash, winning in 7.10 seconds. Melissa Morrison, a three-time U.S. indoor champion, took top honors in the women’s 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.04 seconds.
No event had more marquee names than the men’s pole vault. Jeff Hartwig, the American outdoor record holder, won with a vault of 18-feet, 8 1-4 inches. Tye Harvey and Lawrence Johnson had the same mark, but Hartwig won with fewer misses.
Amy Acuff won the women’s high jump at 6-2 3/4.
Bernard Lagat of Kenya beat Canada’s Kevin Sullivan by 0.64 seconds in the men’s mile with a winning time of 3:55.16.
The meet is the first stop on the 2002 Golden Spike Tour, which culminates March 1-2 at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships in New York.