Matt Payamps Runs 4:12.39 For Mile Win In Boston

Boston, MA - Senior Matt Payamps (Saint Anthony's) picked up another big win this weekend, taking home gold at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix. He was invited to the junior boys mile, which pulled in several big names from the Northeast. After sitting just off the leader for much of the race, he kicked past for the win, much like he did en route to his 1000m win down at the VA Showcase. Payamps crossed the line at 4:12.39, a new indoor personal best.

The mark is now US  No. 2, and makes him the odds-on favorite to take the Millrose Games mile in two weeks. There, he will likely face an equally challenging field, although the stakes may be a bit higher. The Millrose Games are one of the oldest track meets around, indoors or out, and the elite high school mile is stuff of legend. Payamps raced their the year before, but only finished eighth. Surely, he has higher aspirations this year. A New Yorker hasn't won the prestigious event since 2015, while a NY State Catholic School athlete hasn't won since Vince Draddy (Iona Prep) back in 1979. Plenty is on the line this year.

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NB Indoor Grand Prix Results

1Matthew Payamps12Saint Anthony's4:12.391
2Sean Dolan12Hopewell Valley HS4:13.041
3Cruz Culpepper11Niwot High School4:13.241
4Ryan Oosting12Arlington High School4:13.321
5Devin Hart12Pt. Pleasant Boro HS4:14.601
6Joseph DosReis12La Salle Academy4:14.621
7Rishabh Prakash12Burlington High School4:14.881
8Nico Young11Newbury Park High School (SS)4:14.921
9Miller Anderson12William Hall High School4:17.571
10William Coogan11Phillips Exeter Academy4:18.241
11Shea Weilbaker12Saratoga Springs4:19.431
12Lucas Aramburu12Brookline High School4:31.471