The Millrose High School Mile is one of the most storied, singular races in Prep Track And Field History.
Dating back to 1974, the race has pulled in future Olympians and collegiate standouts alike. And after a hiatus in 2021 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the event is back once again to name the best prep miler in the country.
Headlining the boys field is U.S. No. 1 Gavin Sherry (Conard, CT), who ran 4:06.72 to dominate the Hispanic Games Invitational on Jan. 8. However, there could be a faster time produced in the "slow" section of the men's professional mile, where Gary Martin (Archbishop Wood, PA) will be trying to break four minutes.
Martin has run 4:03.53 for the full mile outdoors, and 4:02.15 for 1600m.
On the girls side, Juliette Whittaker (Mount De Sales Academy, MD) has an impressive 4:38.65 to her name from Brooks PR outdoors and is the only athlete in the field who has been under 4:40, indoors or out.
Also on the schedule are Invitational high school sections for the boys 600m, as well as boys and girls finals in the 300m. The 600m is headlined by Will Sumner (Woodstock, GA), fresh off two national records in the 500m and 600m in back-to-back weeks.
Always a highlight are the pole vault competitions, with several female athletes aiming to break the national record after doing so outdoors.
Full entries can be found here.