BOSTON - Former California All-American David Torrence continued his record-breaking pace, after helping to topple the 4x800m relay world record back on Feb. 10, he set the new American record for the indoor 1000m this past Sunday at the Boston University Last Chance Meet. Torrence crossed the finish line with a time of 2:16.76, winning the race over a pair of other respective record-breakers for the event; new Canadian record-holder Nate Brannen (2:16.87) and new collegiate record-holder Boston University senior Rich Peters (2:18.55).
The previous American record-holder was David Krummenacker, who clocked a time of 2:17.86 in 2002. Torrence and Brannen came into the final 100m shoulder to shoulder and, though it seemed both nation's records were going to fall, the drama came at the finish line. A lean from Torrence made the difference by just over .10 seconds.