Carroll Wins Mile in Biggest Pay Day Yet

Mark Carroll looks to have put all his problems of last summer well and truly behind him after a record breaking performance in at the New Balance Games in New York today.  Running at in the elite mile at The Armory, considered amongst the fastest indoor tracks in the US, he covered the last 400m in 59 seconds, clocking the fastest mile time of the season with 3:54.98, well clear of last year’s winner, American Richie Boulet with 3:57.00.  This win, which earned him $2,000 for first place and $10,000 for the meet record, should put Carroll well on track for the European indoor Championships which will be held in Ghent at the end of February.  The womens mile was won in convincing fashion by Regina Jacobs, a former ‘sparring partner’ of Sonia O’Sullivan.  Her winning time of 4:21.79 was the second fastest by an American woman, and placed her well clear of Sinead Delahunty with 4:30.41.  The only other Irish competitor at the meet, Neville Davey, finished second in the 3,000m with a time of 8:17.63, less than a second behind American Brian Baker.  (See Results)