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NBal Athletes Deliver World, US Records in Boston

Team New Balance
athletes Jenny Simpson broke an American Record while four members of
the Women’s Distance Medley Relay (DMR), which included Sarah Brown,
Brenda Martinez, Mahogany Jones and Megan Krumpoch broke a World Record
at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Roxbury, MA. (Photo by Victah/photorun.net)

With a time of
9:18.35, Simpson broke the 13-year-old American record of 9:23.38,
previously set by Regina Jacobs. Simpson is coming off of a tremendous
2014 season where she won the IAAF Diamond League title in the 1500m as
well as the U.S. outdoor national title in the same distance. This
follows a 2013 season where Simpson won the silver medal in the 1500m
at the world championships in Moscow, Russia becoming the most
decorated American woman in that event and in 2011 won the gold medal
at the world championships in Daegu, South Korea.

 
(Ed. note: After miscounting laps and missing an AR last year, Simpson was fired up, on the heels of the pacemaker and then completely dusting her Ethiopian competition over the final 800m. The icing on the cake was that the previous mark was held by drug cheat Regina Jacobs.)

 

The second record of the evening belongs to Team New Balance athletes
Sarah Brown, Brenda Martinez, Mahogany Jones and Megan Krumpoch
who shattered the Women’s DMR World Record
with a time of 10:42.57. The DMR race features four legs starting with
the 1200m, 400m, 800m and 1600m. The 2015 new Balance Grand Prix marks
the first running of this event in the meet’s 20-year history. Brown
led the team out of the gate taking the 1200m leg and giving the team a
strong start. Brown  owned the previous DMR world record with members
of her University of Tennessee team with a time of 10:50.98 set in
2009. Jones, a recent graduate of Penn State University ran the 400m
and Krumpoch took on the 800m leg before handing off to Martinez for
the final 1600m. Martinez, the 2013 IAAF World Championships bronze
medalist at 800 meters, anchored the team and regained the lead before
being passed briefly on the final lap but given her strong kick brought
it home giving the team a new World Record.

 

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