Manhattan NY - It is almost time for the 106th annual Millrose Games. Billed as the oldest Track and Field meet in the country, all those who are attending will be in for a treat. More Olympians than you have fingers and toes, the pro fields are stacked with top talent. The high school fields are just as stacked, with events starting at 3:30pm, running right past 10pm. Two notable prep names have even emerged among the professional ranks, as Mary Cain (Unattached) will race the professional mile, and Edward Cheserek (St. Benedict's Prep) is entered in the professional 2-mile. You'll have your chance to catch your favorite relays and races, but everyone knows Millrose is all about the mile. The prestigious Millrose Mile for prep athletes have garnered a reputation as the premiere event of the indoor season. And we have a quick breakdown of all the top seeds and favorites, both prep and pro. Check it out below!
MileSplit HQ - The most recognizable distance in the sport, it would seem the Mile has been getting the attention of some of New York's top prep atheltes. With two big Invites again splitting the state, athletes will be trying to lower that NY #1 mark of 4:16.55 set by Carmel's Eric Holt. We look at the invite's sent out to the athletes competing at the Dartmouth Relays, and the Molloy Stanner Games.
New York State is home to some of the greatest girls' teams and individuals the country has ever seen. From the unthinkable seven-time defending National Champions, to the fastest 1500m prep ever, New York is deeper than most other states. It takes a lot to shine through, and below are the ones that stood above the rest (in our opinion). Read on and enjoy, and be sure to check out our Dream Team down below.
Much action of note but the races of Amy-Eloise neale at Stanford & Andrew Gardner at Mountain West top the list for area runners.
To some, winning a Penn Relays Gold Watch is a goal just as, and even sometimes moreso important than winning a national championship. Watches are awarded only to the overall American winners in Championship of America events at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, kicking off for the 118th time next Thursday at Franklin Field. In some cases, most notably the sprints, it is harder to win a spot on the top of the medal stand than it is to win a national championship. This fact is because of the international draw the relays bring to Philly; currently, there are 62 schools registered that are not from the United States, with Jamaica the most represented foreign country with 32 individual schools. For some, winning a watch means beating the world.
While the main events remain the short relays, specifically the 4x100m and 4x400m, the distance relays and open events are available on an invite basis. And with the the high quality meet comes a high caliber field in each of the 4 invitational distance events. We broke down the competition to help you see where the action may take place.
US Girls No. 1 Fayetteville Manlius shows their dominance while a powerful Arlington squad overtakes US Boys No. 4 Shaker in light of recent injuries.