Weekend update

Finley McLear 2015

The highlights of the weekend came predominantly from the USA. Finley McLear and James Young were the standout performances with a silver medal for Finley in the Division I 800m and  a gold medal for James Young in the Division II championships over the mile.

The NCAA Division I Championships are often a tougher option than many major championships. At the 2021 Division I Indoor championships, Finley Mclear (handicap -6.2), ran 1:45.91 for second place in the 800m just 0.01s behind the winner. As a former steeplechase champion, McLear may have the tools to improve on Mark Rowland’s long standing British record.

Tom Dodd  (handicap -5.9) and Yusuf Bizimana (handicap -5.9) both made the mile final, clocking 3:58:65 and 3:59:55 for seventh and eight place respectively behind the 19-year old sensation,  Cole Hocker from Oregon, who did a Jakon Ingebrigsten by winning both the mile and the 3000m and in much faster times within the hour! 3:53.71 was his mile wining time (1500m equivalent of 3:35) but an hour later he nailed a close victory ahead of his team mate in 7:46.15 over 3000m. Jakob has competition from this young American!

In the NCAA Division II competition, James Young (handicap -4.3) won the Men’s Mile race in a PB of 4:00:40. Seb Anthony was an impressive silver medallist here too running a timely PB of 1:48.74 over 800m. Toni Moore (handicap 2.5) ran 17:28:26 to place 12th in the women’s 5000m.

Photo credit Exeter Harriers report from ESAA 2015.

UK runbritain rankings for endurance events and age groups 

Other results from the weekend are on the following links: 


Road/multi terrain


Cross country