WATCH: Nick Dahl Go Sub-9 In The 3200 At Loucks

It was one of the meet's premiere events, and one of Pennsylvania's premiere distance runners nearly pulled out the win.

Nick Dahl of Germantown Friends ran a PA#1 in the 3200 meters, but fell just short of the win at the 50th edition of the Glenn D. Loucks Games in White Plains, New York. Dahl was up near the front for the entire race, pacing off Matt Grossman of Millburn (NJ). 

Coming around to the bell lap, Dahl went to the lead, looking for a long drive to the finish. But Zakeer Ahmad from Staples (CT) was too strong. Ahmad made his way around Dahl in the final 200 emters and held him off to the finish.

Dahl still did dip under the elusive 9 minute barrier, running 8:59.35 to take over the state lead. The senior, who will attend Yale in the fall, has come tantalizingly close to breaking nine on a number of occasions in his career.

Watch the race above and check out the results along with other Loucks links below:

1Zakeer Ahmad12Staples High School8:58.862
2Nicholas Dahl12Germantown Friends School8:59.352
3Matt Grossman12Millburn HS9:02.042
4Patrick O'brien12Oyster River High School9:02.292
5Paul Dellinger12Brighton High School9:02.622