The 2020 BU John Thomas Terrier Classic is this Friday and Saturday (Jan 24-25) in Boston and will be Live on FloTrack. A fast men's 5k and the season debut of Craig Engels in the mile are among the top events to watch this weekend:
When: 7:30 pm CT Friday
Who: Eric Jenkins, Paul Tanui, Geordie Beamish, Tyler Day, Luis Grijalva, Matt Baxter
The last time Eric Jenkins ran an indoor 5k in Boston, in 2017, he became the second fastest American ever indoors with his 13:05.85. The 28-year-old will hope for a similar performance on Friday in a race also featuring 10,000m Olympic silver medalist Paul Tanui. Their target is the 13:13.50 Olympic standard, and Craig Engels will bring them through 3,000m on that pace.
Also in the race are a slew of Northern Arizona All-Americans— Geordie Beamish, Tyler Day, Luis Grijalva and Blaise Ferro— plus former NAU star Matt Baxter. 13:13 is a stretch for everyone in this group— Tyler Day has the best PB of the bunch at 13:25— but sub-13:20 could be in play for multiple guys.
What: John Thomas Terrier Classic— Jarred Cornfield (@JarredCornfield) January 24, 2020
Where: Boston University
When: Tonight @ 8:30pm EST
Who: Geordie Beamish, Tyler Day, Luis Grijalva, Blaise Ferro, Matt Baxter, Eric Jenkins, Paul Tanui
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When: 2:30 pm CT Saturday
Who: Craig Engels, Sam Worley, Daniel Herrera
2019 U.S. 1500m champion Craig Engels will make his 2020 debut in the mile on Saturday after pacing the men’s 5k on Friday night. The 25-year-old has run 3:53.89 on this very track, and he’ll likely be looking for a U.S. Indoors qualifier (3:40.20/3:57.50). Texas All-American Sam Worley (3:57.98 PB) will also line up in Boston.
When: 12:15 pm CT Friday
Who: Lindsey Butterworth, Cynthia Anais, Maité Bouchard
Canadian Lindsey Butterworth ran a 2:00.31 PB in 2019 and made it to the World Championship semi-finals in Doha, and she’ll open her 2020 campaign on Friday in Boston. She’ll face 2:00 runner Cynthia Anais of France and fellow Canadian Maité Bouchard (2:01.25 PB).