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Brooks Beasts TC, Tuohy highlight Dr. Sander Invitational Columbia Challenge


NEW YORK CITY  -- A historic day at the historic New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory in New York City, as a competitive mix of high school, college and elite athletes provided stellar performances at the Dr. Sander Invitational Columbia Challenge.

The Brooks Beasts Track Club, in a battle with Hoka One One NJ-NY Track Club, came out victorious and new world record holders in the 4xMile relay. The Brooks Beasts team, comprised of Brannon Kidder, David Ribich, Henry Wynne and Izaic Yorks smashed the world record with a time of 16:03.68 (pending ratification), breaking Hoka One One NJ-NY Track Club’s 2018 time of 16:12.81.

Back-to-back Nike Cross Country National High School champion, Katelyn Tuohy set a new 3000m indoor high school record in her first race against professionals. Tuohy clocked 9:01.81 breaking Mary Cain’s record of 9:04.51 and now owns the second-fastest U18 3000m indoor time in history. Amanda Eccleston won with a time of 8:56.68 just ahead of Heather Kampf who finished second in 8:56.87.

Craig Engles took off on the bell lap en route to a world leading indoor 1000m in 2:18.98. Johnny Gregorek, 1500m World Championships finalist, clocked 2:19.98 for second place and 2017 1500m USATF Outdoor Champion Robby Andrews placed third in 2:21.28.

World Champion and Olympic silver medalist Joe Kovacs won the men’s shot put with a throw of 20.77m/68-01.75. This was Kovacs’ first indoor meet since 2014.

Ajee’ Wilson led from the start in the women’s 600m, crossing the line in 1:25.91 ahead of Olivia Baker in 1:26.75.

For more on the Dr. Sander Invitational Columbia Challenge, visit here. Results can be found here.


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