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Team New Balance athletes plan to break the Indoor Distance Medley Relay World Record

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Olivia Reid
Team USA breaks the world record in the brand new New Balance facility in Brighton, Mass. on Friday, April 15, 2022. Photo by Olivia Reid / Mass Media Staff

On Friday, April 15, New Balance will be hosting an event at The TRACK at New Balance where runners and spectators can come together for a night full of races. The main event of the night will be an attempt from Team NB athletes and U.S. High School Indoor 800m record holder Roisin Willis to break the Indoor Distance Medley Relay World Record.
The event is scheduled to take place between 6-8 p.m. at NB Headquarters in Brighton, and is open to the public to celebrate the grand opening of The TRACK.
Here is a breakdown on the Distance Medley Relay team going for the new world record:
Team NB: Sydney McLaughlin—You know her accolades, but this is her first race following the Olympics. The last time women of Team NB took the record, she was the high school student runner among all NB Pro-Women.
Team NB: Elle Purrier St Pierre—Recently won the Silver Medal at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in the 3000m. Elle is the reigning U.S. Champion for the 1500m. She is a Vermont native and The TRACK at NB will be her new home for training.
Team NB: Heather MacLean—Coming off of her first Olympics, Heather is running incredibly fast right now. She finished third in the USA Track & Field Olympic Trials behind Elle Purrier and Cory McGee and recently finished seventh at the World Athletics Indoor Championships. She is teammates with Elle and The TRACK at NB will also be her new home for training.
Team NB: Roisin Willis—A senior at Stevens Point Senior High School in Wisconsin, she broke the U.S. High School indoor 800m record. She holds the second-fastest ever time for a high schooler, following Mary Cain.

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