Russell Brown, in the biggest performance of his career, won the mile in 3:54.81. The runner from Hanover, N.H. was cheered by a group of 20 family members and friends. Verzbicas was eight out of 12 finishers.
ďThe first lap I didnít do as I was supposed to," said Verzbicas. "I was right in the back. I should have been right in the middle. As we went through the race, it started slowing down in the back of the back, so thatís when I started moving up. I had fast last 400 that was a good thing. Otherwise, Iím still disappointed not getting sub 4. But I think getting 4:03, Iíll get into another mile race. I feel like if everything goes well next time, I can definitely do sub 4.Ē
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