Cinnaminson’s Austin Gabay, a junior at Duke, PR’d at 1,500 meters Friday on his home track in Durham, N.C.
Gabay ran 3:45.96 at the Duke Invitational. His previous 1,500 PR was 3:46.10 at the 2021 Atlantic Coast Conference Championships in Raleigh. That was his last outdoor 1,500 (or mile).
Gabay’s 3:45.96 is the equivalent of a 4:04.04 full mile. Gabay’s mile PR is 4:06.70 this past indoor season in February at a meet in Lynchburg, Va.
The race was held in less than ideal conditions at Duke’s Morris Williams Track and Field Stadium – 90 percent humidity, steady rain and a cold 45-degree chill.
Gabay came through 300 meters in 44.48 and then split 61.50 and 60.71 before closing in 59.29. So that’s exactly 4:00-pace for the final 800 meters.