Salem State history professor helps set track and field world recordHistorians in the News
When Andrew Darien first attended the University of Michigan in the late 1980s he walked onto the Big Ten school’s track team. By the time he graduated the middle-distance runner was regularly outpacing the scholarship athletes.
Hanging his spikes up after graduation, the Salem State University history professor didn’t get back into the game until 16 years later when his son’s preschool teacher told him about a new master’s level running club called the Eliot Track Club.
...Three years after joining the four-year-old Team Eliot, the Cambridge resident and his teammates set both an American and a world record in the indoor distance medley relay last Friday. Competing at Boston University’s 2012 Terrier Invitational, the team clocked a time of 10 minutes 55.1 seconds to beat the previous record of 11 minutes .02 seconds.
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