This is one loaded race for a Wednesday meet. Fresh off her incredible Sophomore Class National Record in the 3000m four days ago, Katelyn Tuohy (North Rockland) takes back to the track to vie for a bid to the coveted Millrose Mile. But unlike that race, she has some stiff competition in the field. Marlee Starliper (Northern, PA) is the PA Breakout Star that won the Foot Locker Northeast Regional. She already has a 4:51.78 mile personal best, with an almost equal best of 4:49.68 in the 1600m. That was before Starliper took a big jump this XC season, and those numbers can drop significantly.
However, if we're bringing in personal bests from last year, Tuohy brings in that 4:18 in the 1500m from Spring States, plus a 4:45.95 in the Full Mile, on top of the similar breakout season Tuohy has in XC as well. The question is, how much did that 3k take out of Tuohy, and how close does it bring her to Starliper? Only time will tell.
They aren't the only two names to watch in the field. Victoria Vanriele (Governor Livingston, NJ) has dropped a 4:55.92 in the 1600m, and Lauren Wagner (Voorhees, NJ) has also dipped under with her 4:59.04. Reilly Siebert (Syosset) has run 4:29.08 for 1500m, which translates roughly into a 4:50 mile. Rounding out the challengers is Mary Hennelly (Suffern), who has run 4:58 for 1600m outdoors.
Event 9 Girls 1 Mile Run Invitational (28) =============================================================================== Name Year School =============================================================================== Two Sections, slow to fast. Both Sections run back to back at 6:55 1 Tuohy, Katelyn North Rockland 2 Starliper, Marlee Northern 3 Siebert, Reilly Syosset 4 Hennelly, Mary Suffern 5 Spiers, Abigail Niskayuna 6 Kokernak, Amelia Niskayuna 7 Trainor, Sarah FDR 8 Vanriele, Victoria Governor Livingston 9 Sessions, Jade Carmel 10 Ruggiero, Rachel Sachem East 11 Dodenhoff, Lindsey Sachem East 12 Morales, Haleigh North Rockland 13 Cassavell, Nicole Voorhees 14 Wagner, Lauren Voorhees 15 Borkoski, Mary Pearl River 16 Lufrano, Jerika Union Cathol 17 Gardizy, Ariana North Penn 18 Lomascolo, Olivia Shenendehowa 19 Kenny, Aoife The Baccalau 20 Merone, Melissa Sachem East 21 Critchley, Josephine West Babylon 22 Neubauer, Elsa Brewster 23 Larson, Julia Convent of the Sacred Heart 24 Astrachan, Ali Ethical Cult 25 McDonnell, Jordyn Sachem North 26 Belleville, Hannah Shenendehowa 27 Turk, Katie Carmel 28 Hotaling, Luccabella Shenendehowa