NXN and Foot Locker Regional Champs Collide In Pursuit Of Millrose Mile Bid Tomorrow

Boys Race

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