High Schooler Almost Wins BAA Mile

Defending champion Andy Baddeley of Britain was the obvious favorite at the start of the BAA Elite Mile, following on the heels of the morning’s 5K.
 
Wisconsin 8-time All American Craig Miller was the early leader, soon joined by high school senior Lukas Verzbicas. The Oregon-bound senior had previously won the mile, 2M & 5,000 at the New Balance Nationals
 
With 400m and leading down Boylston St., it was Verzbicas and Baddeley. At the tape, Verzbicas put out his arm as if to block Baddeley in what appeared a photo finish.
 
It was determined that Baddeley was the winner in 4:16.7 with Lukas V. at 4:16.8
 
The women’s finish was also a blanket finish with Maine native Anna Pierce, Serbia’s Marina Muncan and Treniere Moser all arriving at the finish line together. Muncan was declared the victor by 1/10th of a second in 4:58.7
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