Results & Commentary: 2018 Event Recap

See how the races unfolded

MEN'S RACES - By Jim O'Brien

An icy wind was on its way, but runners in the B.A.A. Invitational Mile were greeted by a window of almost perfect weather.

The professional men’s race was a barn-burner, led by former high school phenom Drew Hunter. Although he was making his road mile debut, Hunter looked like a seasoned vet covering the three-loop course in Copley Square.

The seven-man field held tight around the first lap, with Hunter, Pat Casey, Sam Parsons and Daniel Herrera at the forefront. The pace held even around lap two, with Dartmouth assistant coach John Simons pushing hard alongside Hunter, Herrera and Casey as they hit halfway. Entering the final lap, all were in contention.

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WOMEN'S RACES - By Barbara Huebner

A cold front came through just before the B.A.A. Women’s Invitational Mile late Saturday morning, bringing gusting winds and plummeting temperatures to Boylston Street, but it was nothing that defending champion Nicole Sifuentes couldn’t handle. The two-time Olympian for Canada, who now lives in Michigan, was hot again, leading the mile from wire-to-wire before breaking the tape in 4:37.2.

Sifuentes, who set the course record last year in her debut here, ran the same as she did in 2017: with courage and little regard for the tight turns on the three-lap course looping from Boylston Street, around Newbury Street and finally finishing at the Boston Marathon finish line.

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2018 Event Recap

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