The end of the race was a real dog fight. Salisbury, a Georgetown signee who ran 4:06.74 for the full mile last year at the Pre Classic (and 4:08 indoor this year), went out hard – 57 according to the announcer on Flotrack as Hunter quickly moved into 2nd with a 56. Salisbury slowed on the next lap as he hit 800 in 2:02 to Hunter’s 1:59. With 500 to go, Salisbury led by a decent margin but by the bell (3:00 for Hunter, 3:04-5 for Salisbury?), it was clear that Hunter was going to catch Salisbury, who had been looking over his shoulder a lot, as Salisbury slowed on purpose to try to hold Hunter off in the last 150 to 200.