Stanford Invitational – 10k PB for Jack O’Leary (2nd Apr)
Big 10,000m PB for Jack O’Leary
Competing in the Iona College colours, Jack O’Leary got his outdoor track season off to the best possible start with a fantastic 45 second PB for 10,000m at the Stanford Invitational in California on Friday evening 2nd April. Jack ran the opening 5k very consistently with an average of 69 seconds per lap but when the pressure came at the front midway through the race, he responded with an increase in pace to an average of 67 seconds per lap, and with a fast 65 second final lap, finished sixth in 28:37.03, the third fastest all-time in Iona history and it puts him currently inside the top-10 in the Northeast of the USA. Coming on the back of a hugely successful run three weeks earlier at the rescheduled NCAA Cross Country Championship, this performance will give him huge confidence for the track season ahead.