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Athletes shine through under cloudy skies at 2019 adidas Boost Boston Games


BOSTON -- Rainy conditions were no match for top athletes as they took to the historic home of the Boston Marathon finish on Boylston to compete at adidas Boost Boston Games.

USATF One Mile Road Champion Nikki Hiltz kicked off the elite races with a well-earned victory in the women’s mile. Hiltz came through the line in 4:31.6, followed by Violah Lagat of Kenya in 4:32.6. Drew Hunter finished second in the men’s mile in 3:57.6, just behind winner Martin Lewandowski’s 3:57.4.

For the fourth consecutive year, women’s U.S. 800m outdoor and indoor record holder Ajee’ Wilson clinched the 600m at adidas Boost Boston Games. Wilson’s time of 1:26.3 was a course record given the new set up on Boylston. On the men’s side, Sam Ellison was the highest-finishing American in third at 1:16.5 behind Puerto Rico’s Wesley Vazquez and Canada’s Brandon McBride.

USATF Indoor Champion Kate Hall took her professional talents to the outdoor season and won the women’s long jump at adidas Boost Boston. Shara Proctor led at 6.61m/21-8.25 until the second-to-last jump, when the New England native bested the field with a season’s best 6.78m/22-3. 2018 IAAF U20 World Championships bronze medalist Tara Davis finished third at 6.58m/21-7.25.

Shamier Little, fresh off her third-place 400mH performance at Oslo Diamond League earlier this week, won the rarely contested women’s 200m hurdles in an American best time of 25.88.

Newly professional athlete Lynna Irby tested her skills against some of the best in the women’s 200m. Irby emerged second behind Anatastia Le-Roy of Jamaica and was the highest-finishing American ahead of world champion medalist Shakima Wimbley, Felicia Brown and Jessica Beard.

Sharika Nelvis bested the elite women’s 100m hurdles field, which included Christina Clemons and Tia Jones, in a stellar season’s best 12.65.

Aleia Hobbs and World Champion Tori Bowie finished 2-3 in the women’s 100m just behind Murielle Ahoure, 11.09-11.11-11.22, respectively.

Noah Lyles closed out the meet with a dominant performance in the men’s 150m. Lyles went early at the gun and received a green card, prompting a more cautious but still explosive start on the second attempt. He went on to overtake his competitors in 14.69.  

Click here for full results from the 2019 adidas Boost Boston Games. Fans can watch on demand video on NBC Sports Gold.

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