Wannamaker mile victories for Centro and Shannon

20th February 2016 • News Matthew Centrowitz

20th February 2016 – There was some sensational running by PACE athletes at the Millrose Games held in the famous Armory Arena, New York.

Leading the way was Matthew Centrowitz (USA) who recorded his third victory in the historic Wannamaker mile. Sitting in the pack through the early stages no one made a move until the race sprung to life with just 400m remaining. Matthew had to bide his time as New Zealand rival Nick Willis hit the front first and injected a real burst of pace. However, Matthew was able to kick again at the bell and looked strong and full of running round the last lap to cross the line in new indoor personal best figures of 3:50.63, the fastest time in the world this year and the fourth fastest indoor time ever.

Possibly the only person who may have been able to match Matthew was ladies Wannamaker Mile victor Shannon Rowbury (USA). Shannon dominated her race to cross the line in 4:24.39, nearly two seconds ahead of the runner up.

Both Shannon and Matthew defended their titles from 2015 and remain undefeated in 2016.

Laura Roesler (USA) provided yet more evidence that she is getting back to her very best with another season best performance in the womens 800m. In a very tight race Laura ran 2:00.49 which was just 4/10ths behind the winner.
US 200m champion Jenna Prandini (USA) and Commonwealth Games relay medallist Kimmari Roach (JAM) both placed third in their respective 60m races. Jenna timed 7.22 seconds while Kimmari ran 6.63 seconds.

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