Vessey leans into tape to win 800 meters in Boston



BOSTON (AP) — Maggie Vessey outstretched Erica Moore at the tape to win the women’s 800 meters by four one-thousandths of a second on Saturday at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix.

Vessey squeezed through on the inside edge of lane one and leaned over the finish line. She finished in 2 minutes, 2.361 seconds; Moore came in at 2:02.365.

Vessey was the silver medalist at the U.S. championships last year, and she placed sixth at worlds.

World champion Kirani James of Grenada won the men’s 400 meters in 45.96 seconds — the fastest in the world so far this year. Adam Nelson won the shot put with a throw of 69 feet, 912 inches. That’s short of his meet record of 71 feet, 34 inches he set in 1995.