Mission Prep graduate and international running standout Jordan Hasay set a 10K personal best and nearly broke an American women’s record in winning the Tufts Health Plan 10K race in Boston on Monday.
The 23-year-old made a move to pass Kenya’s Caroline Rotich as the race came to an end, winning in 31 minutes, 38.3 seconds to become the first American to win the event since 2011.
“It’s just really cool, to have an all-women’s race too. I love Boston,” Hasay told the media, as reported by Race Results Weekly. “Everyone just has a lot of heart, joy, and passion here.”
Hasay’s time on the roads of Boston was a mere second behind Molly Huddle’s national record for an all-women’s race of 31:37.
“It’s a very cool atmosphere, because track is so intense,” she told Race Results Weekly. “At mile one I saw a dad and his little kid had made a sign saying ‘Yay mommy, I love you.’ That just put a smile on my face and is an example of what it (road racing) is all about, the fun of it and the joy.”
The Arroyo Grande native’s previous best was 31:39.67 in the 10K — a race Hasay said she hopes to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in along with the 5K.