A History Of High Schoolers Running Amongst The Pro's At Millrose


A pioneer of the sport, Lynn Jennings (Bromfield School, MA) took on the professional ranks first at the Millrose Games. She would do it once as a junior, placing fifth, then would improve her own national record in the event one year later, taking fourth overall, one position better than Kathy Mills (Fayetteville-Manlius -'75), who is considered one of the trailblazers for females competing in high school track. Jennings would go on to unofficially complete the Boston Marathon later that year, in an alleged 2:46, before heading to Princeton University the next fall.

1978    27 Jan
1. Jan Merrill                4:19.7
2. Francie Larrieu            4:19.8
3. Cindy Bremser              4:22.8
4. Lynn Jennings              4:24.7
5. Kathy Mills                4:30.1

1977    28 Jan
1. Francie Larrieu            4:15.8
2. Cyndy Poor                 4:20.4
3. Jan Merrill                4:24.1
4. Doreen Ennis               4:28.0
5. Joan Benoit                4:28.0
6. Lynn Jennings              4:29.0

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