Absegami’s Ford Palmer wasn’t the only South Jersey native to run a PR in the mile at the Boston University Last Chance meet over the weekend.
Haddonfield graduate Greg Pelose, now a freshman at Boston University, was in an earlier section than Palmer, whose 3:54.94 is 21st-fastest in U.S. history indoors. But the result was the same – a personal-best.
Pelose lowered his indoor and overall mile PRs on his home track at B.U., placing fourth in the second of four mile races with a time of 4:10.14.
Pelosi’s previous indoor PR was a 4:12.54 last month at the Terrier Classic. His fastest high school times at Haddonfield were 4:13.40 indoors at New Balance Nationals in New York last March and 4:14.74 outdoors at nationals in Greensboro this past June.
So the 4:10.14 was a nearly 2 1/2-second PR for Pelose, who was third in last year’s indoor Meet of Champions behind the Daly twins, William and Colin, of River Dell.
Pelose ran the 1,000 at the Patriot League championships earlier this month at B.U. and placed third in a personal-best 2:27.64.