This race has nearly 20 athletes under that magic number of 4:20. So the preview has to drill down even further, looking at 4:15 being the benchmark of becoming the favorite. Chris Romero (Voorhees, NJ) is the only one unde 4:10, running a 4:09.74 in the 1600m last year. Closest to him is Mason Gatewood (Saint Anthony's) with his 4:12.87 for the full mile. PA gets in the tri-state battle as well, with Liam Conway (Owen J. Roberts, PA) bringing his 4:13.00 for 1600m to the mix. These three would seem to be the favorites, granted, if they are in shape. Gatewood is the Manhattan Easterns States Champ, and a Millrose Title would be the Indoor equivalent. He'll have some extra motivation on the startline.
Behind them, there is a trio in the 4:15's. Teddy Meredith (Hopewell Valley) and Brian Hill (CBA, NJ) both carry their personal best from last spring, while Justin Cornetta (Hunterdon, NJ) missed last year's Outdoor season. His mark comes from Sophomore year, so what kind of jump can he make?
There are legions more who could be in the mix, but at the same time, not make the seeded heat. Elijah Claiborne's (Northport) twin brother already made the big show at the Hispanic Games, and he'll be looking to join him. Greg Fusco (Somers) has taken 3rd for two qualifying races in a row, and would like to move up. There are plenty of NXN and Foot Locker qualifiers here, looking to make their big move. It is anybody's race.
Event 10 Boys 1 Mile Run Invitational (41) =============================================================================== Name Year School =============================================================================== Three Sections, slow to fast. All Sections run back to back at 6:15 1 Romero, Chris Voorhees 2 Gatewood, Mason St Anthony's 3 Conway, Liam Owen J Rober 4 Cornetta, Justin Hunterdon Ce 5 Meredith, Teddy Hopewell Val 6 Hill, Brian Christian Br 7 Tucker, Donnovan Niskayuna 8 Fusco, Gregory Somers 9 Smucker, Spencer West Chester 10 Melko, Connor Bishop Eusta 11 Weilbaker, Shea Saratoga Spr 12 Dolan, Sean Hopewell Val 13 Gess, Derek Haddonfield 14 Becker, Robert Kingston 15 Claiborne, Elijah Northport 16 Ryan, Danny Ward Melvill 17 Ackerman, Nicholas Freehold Tow 18 Martinez, Edward Columbia 19 Gardiner, Thomas Warwick Vall 20 Bravo, Pedro Iona Prepara 21 Gizzo, Daniel Seton Hall P 22 Mereday, Christopher Hunterdon Ce 23 Fusco, Matthew Somers 24 Caggiano, Aidan Manhasset 25 Young, Geordie Trinity Scho 26 Fiume, Braedon Bergen Catho 27 Read, Doug Sayville 28 Logsdon, Colin Chatham 29 Santos, Carlos Patchogue-Me 30 Lundberg, Nick Freehold Tow 31 Daly, Ira Delbarton 32 Burns, Kieran Kingsway Reg 33 Jacobsen, Erik Brewster 34 Williams, Aydin Trinity Scho 35 Campiglia, Sean Haddonfield 36 Wolfson, Tobias Riverdale Co 37 DiDonato, Michael Seton Hall P 38 Richards, Gavin North Hunter 39 Saint Ange, Patrick Ossining Sen 40 Dorsainvil, Tyler Iona Prepara 41 Trapp, Andrew North Hunter