By Any running enthusiast knows that Boston is all about tradition, and the tradition of excellence in the B.A.A.'s middle distance events - held on Marathon Saturday - is now as firmly entrenched as any of those in Monday's Marathon. Olympic silver medalist Dejen Gebremeskel added his name to the list of illustrious winners of the event, winning the B.A.A. Invitational Mile title in a swift 4:04.1. Also earning wins today were Michael McDonald in the Boys’ Scholastic Mile and Lucas Aramburu in the Boys’ Middle School 1K.
Seeking shelter from both a headwind and her own inexperience, Dawit Seyaum ran the first loop of the B.A.A. Invitational Mile tucked in behind Morgan Uceny. After all, the 18-year-old from Ethiopia had never run a road mile before, while Uceny was a three-time champion here.
“After the first time around, I was confident,” said Seyaum through a translator. “I thought maybe it was better for me to push.”