The Resurgence Of The Mile: A Look At Upcoming US Open/Millrose/NBGP Fields


New  York NY - The mile is a classic distance.  About 8 meters longer than the now standard 1600m, the mile recently has seen a movement encouraging its' return.  There is even a website dedicated to this very thing, petitioning high school sports to return to the classic distance.  And if there ever was any indication that the mile was still alive, the fields for the mile at the upcoming US Open, New Balance Grand Prix, and Millrose would be it.  Check out below to see if your favorite made the cut.

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US Open Girls Field


US Open Boys Field

Emily Waligurski (Onteora NY)   Nick Christensen (Peabody MA)
Brianna Neurd (Notrth Shore NY)   Wes Gallagher (Pembroke MA)
Samantha Nadel (North Shore NY)   Tom Awad (Chaminade NY)
Sarah Jane Underwood (West Potomac VA)             Zavon Watkins (Liverpool NY)
Dana Giordano (Bernardsville NJ)       Christian Delago (Shaker NY)
Sara Sargent (Pensbury - Fairless Hills PA)   Mike Libruk (Shaker NY)
Taylor Driscoll (Saratoga Springs NY)   Dustin Wilson (Chestnut Hill - Philadelphia PA)       
Keelin Hollowood (Saratoga Springs NY)   Konrad Surkont (Stuyvesant NY)
Marisa Ruskan (Bridgewater NJ)   Chris Cogliano (Bishop Guertin - Nashua NH)
Madeleine Berkson (Classical - Providence RI)        Zach Cammer (Walt Whitman - Huntington Station NY) 



Millrose Girls Field


Millrose Boys Field

Samantha Nadel  - North Shore (NY) 4:46.11   Zavon Watkins - Liverpool (NY) 4:14.52
Laura Leff - West Genesee (NY) 4:48.96   Mike Marsella - Chariho (RI) 4:15.27
May Cain - Bronxville (NY) 4:48.98   Ned Willig - Great Valley (PA) 4:15.61
Kelsey Margey  - Friends Academy (NY) 4:49.03   Christian Delago - Shaker (NY) 4:16.00
Megan Moye - Cosby (VA) 4:49.36   Everett Price - New Providence (NJ) 4:16.22
Rachel Paul - Sachem East (NY) 4:52.95   Konrad Surkont - Stuyvessant (NY) 4:16.31
Sophie Case - Lake Braddock (VA) 4:58.06   Stephen Lewandowski - Mountain Lakes (NY) 4:16.66
Audrey Batzel - Ocean Lakes (VA) 4:58.06   Adam McIe - Brewster (NY) 4:17.10
Brianna Neurd - North Shore (NY) 4:58.45   Eric Holt - Carmel (NY) 4:17.42
Tori Gerlach - Pennridge (PA) 4:58.67   Tim Gorman - CBA (NJ) 4:17.67
Alexis Panisse - Benjamin Cardoza (NY) 5:00.87   Rob Napolitano - Red Bank Catholic (NJ) 4:19.67
Maria Seykora - Notre Dame (PA) 5:001.09   Connor Rog - Fairfield Prep (CT) 4:20.08



NB Grand Prix Boys


NB Grand Prix Girls

Joel Hubbard (Marshfield, MA)   Sarah Gillespie (NW Catholic, CT)
Kevin Thomas (Marshfield, MA)   Camille Blackman (Longmeadow, MA)
Stephen Robertson (Wakefield, MA)   Marika Crowe (Lincoln-Sudbury, MA)       
David Taranto (Burlington, MA)   Cayla Hatton (Philips Academy, MA)
Michael O'Donnell (Methuen, MA)       Molly Keating (La Salle Academy, RI)
Tom Awad (Chaminade, NY)   Annika Gompers (Waltham, MA)
Craig Engels (Pfafftown, NC)   Megan Moye (Cosby, VA)
Dan Lennon (Peru, NY)   Wesley Frazier (Raleigh, NC)
Thomas Graham (Cary, NC)   Madison Granger (Belchertown, MA)
Tim Ball (Piscataway, NJ)        Kelsey Margey (Locust VAlley, NY)
Thomas Madden (Fort Royal, VA)   Haley Pierce (Wilmington, DE)
Chris Allen (Wrentham, MA)   Reagan Anderson (Wilmington, DE)



To solidify the Mile as the ultimate distance, New Balance invited several major news outlets to an event at the Armory last week, announcing the release of a brand new documentary on the unique distance.  The British Miler would follow 7 of Britains top milers, as they train and compete to make the Olympic team in 2012.  You can read more about the documentary, as well as the runners, many of whom made up the field with which Cheserek ran against saturday at New Balance, at .  In the meantime, you can check out the trailer below.