Will Headline 20th Running of New Balance Indoor Grand Prix
BOSTON, Mass. (Dec. 6, 2014) – Jenny Simpson, the most-decorated woman at 1500 meters in U.S. history, is the first athlete set for the 2015 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix.
Celebrating its 20th running on Feb. 7, the beloved international meet kicks off an indoor season in which Boston will be the epicenter of track and field in the United States: The city will also host the USATF Indoor Track & Field Championships from Feb. 27-March 1.
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Simpson, 28, the 2011 World Champion at 1500 meters, returns to Boston after winning the 2014 Diamond League title with a crashing dive across the line for victory at the Diamond League final in Zurich. Just last Thursday, she was honored as the 2014 USATF Jackie Joyner-Kersee Athlete of the Year.
On Feb. 7, Simpson will again toe the line in the 2-Mile. She will be hoping for a better result than last year, when she miscounted laps, unleashing a furious kick too early and coming to a near stop at the bell. Had she not erred, she would almost certainly have set a new U.S. mark for the distance instead of finishing second, in 9:26.19. The American best for 2 Miles indoors (9:23.38) was set by Regina Jacobs at this meet in 2002.
As always, Simpson addressed the situation with poise and good humor. “3200/200=16,” she tweeted soon after the race. “Yes kids, algebra is important to learn for your everyday life. This is a public service announcement.”
Now in its 20th year, the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix has played host to seven World Records and 11 American Records. The second stop in the 2015 Indoor USATF Championship Series, the meet on Saturday, Feb. 7, will begin at 4:30 p.m.
Both events will be held at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center on the campus of Roxbury Community College.
Source: New Balance Indoor Grand Prix