One last look at Bobby Doyle Summer Classic

Sixteen runners under 25 minutes, two course records and more than 700 registered participants.

To say that the eighth annual Bobby Doyle Summer Classic this past Sunday was a HUGE success would be the understatement of the year.

In the men's race, Morocco's Mousaab Hadout made his first race on American soil a successful one by holding off Dan Lowry of the Boston Athletic Association by a mere second. Both runners dipped under 24 minutes for the five-mile race with Hadout racing to a course mark of 23:51.

"Everything was excellent," he said through an interpreter." The race was really fast. The way the finish was, I had to go hard at the end."

Lowry, who is training for the Philadelphia Half Marathon this fall, followed his race plan from the start.

"I wanted to lay low and if I was feeling good the last two miles, just go for it," he said. "That's exactly what I did."

The women's winner was former Providence College standout and New Zealand native Laura Nagel, who chopped a whopping 40 seconds off the old course record with a time of 26:40. She was 45th overall.

"I didn't think I would run as fast as I did today so that was kind of nice," she said. "I guess I was just hoping for the course record and just to win as well. I am pretty happy with it."

The fastest high-schooler in the race was Bishop Hendricken senior Dominic Parlato. Parlato, who was fifth at the cross-country states last year, was 32nd overall in 26:16. He was 16:14 at the 5K mark. Cumberland senior Sean Laverty was the next HS finisher, taking 46th overall in 26:50. He was 16:13 at 5K.

Remember, MileSplit RI was on site for this great event! We have more than 45 minutes of race footage (and commentary) as well as 1,100-plus photos. Below is a recap of all our coverage. Enjoy!

Bobby Doyle Summer Classic

Narraganset Pier School , RI

Aug 9, 2015

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