A New Order Rules
There had to be a knowing smile on Tony's face after yesterday's 5th Avenue Mile.
In what has to be one of the most electrifying results of the last 2 years, Troy Phipps beat out Coach Tony Watson by 2 seconds in this high profile mile event, clocking a 5:08.
Troy has been tearing through PRs all season, but I don't know that anybody expected this dramatic outcome. Nonetheless, the day must have been a proud moment for Tony whose dedicated coaching has brought so many of our runners to levels they didn't think possible. Etienne Tchitchui led PPTC in 4:51, while 4 others ran sub 6, and 3 more were just knocking at the door. Corre Kombol led the women in 6:03.
In Brooklyn, the 20th Chris Hoban 5M saw Maggie Deschamps win it all again, with Danielle Hansen taking 3rd overall. Placing in their age groups were Tyrone Sklaren and Al Prawda, who took 2nd and 3rd, Marvlyn Baptiste 2nd, and Mickey Newman 1st. James McFarlane, our first man accross, took the Sanitation Dept. honors. Irva Niles and Chi Iregbulen strutted their stuff placing high in the Athena division.
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It was a great day for racing in the sun, and ending the day watching the Yankees play their final game at Yankee Stadium.