Looking back, 25 years ago today (01-26-90) I ran the 5,000 meters at the BU classic. Back then we used the Armory track which was notorious for dead spots but also notoriously fast. The locale was a distance runners favorite as it was always bordering on cold inside the building. I never enjoyed racing at night but gave it a go for this 7:30 PM race.
My college teammate Dennis Simonaitis took the win in 14-flat. I ended up placing 5th with a 14:17.0. I ran a fairly even pace with splits of 4:33, 4:36 (9:09) and 4:36 (13:45) and a 32 second final 200m.