On Saturday, two Connecticut milers made their way up to Boston's Reggie Lewis Center to race some of the fastest runners in the country at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix
Alex Korczynski of Windham finished 8th in 4:21.40. "My goal was to try and achieve the New Balance National's standard of 4:17.5 but I fell short at 4:21" he stated after the race. "I realized by the second lap that my legs felt heavy so trying to hang on to the pace or even trying to run a new best time felt harder than usual. I've had a head cold most of the week and my nose is still slightly congested so that may have been a factor."
The race was won by last year's Penn Relay champion Josh Hoey in 4:09.30. He upset D.J. Principe who recently ran a 4:00.97 last weekend at the New Balance Games.
New Milford's Mia Nahom, last year's Class L champion in the 1600m came to set her PR. She came up about a second short but finished 5th with an indoor PR of 4:56.90. The race won by Jacqueline Gaughan, this year's New England cross country champion and a Footlocker All American in a time of 4:52.60. Check out Nahom's interview here.