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Adidas Dream Mile Draws Six High School Athletes Ranked #1

May 07, 2013

Outstanding boys and girls Mile fields, including defending champion Bernie Montoya, expected in New York City on Saturday, May 25

NEW YORK – Nearly two dozen of the top high school athletes in the country – including six distance athletes ranked #1 in the United States – are now set for the Dream Mile at the adidas Grand Prix on Saturday, May 25, adidas and race organizers have announced.

The Dream Mile is again destined to be among the highlights of the adidas Grand Prix. The all-star Dream rosters include:

BOYS’ DREAM MILE

  • Edward Cheserek, Newark, NJ, who broke the national indoor HS 2 Mile record at the 2013 Millrose Games (8:39.15) and also holds the 5000 meter mark (13:57.04)
  • Blake Haney, Bakersfield, CA, two-time Dream Miler, U.S. #4 3200m (8:48.58)
  • Ben Malone, River Vale, NJ, #2 U.S. Mile (4:05.59) as runner-up to McGorty at Penn Relays
  • Sean McGorty, Chantilly, VA, #1 U.S. Mile (4:04.47) in winning 2013 Penn Relays, #2 3200m (8:46.07)
  • Connor Mora, Cedar Springs, MI, #1 U.S. 1500m (3:49.36)
  • James Randon, Townsend, MA, #2 U.S. 1500m (3:49.43)
  • Ben Saarel, Park City, UT, #1 U.S. 3000m (8:18.98 ) and 3200m (8:45.74)
  • Jacob Thomson, Louisville, KY, 10-time State Champion, #4 U.S. Mile (4:06.98, State record), #5 U.S. 3200m (8:48.73)
  • Henry Wynne, Westport, CT, 2013 HS indoor national Mile champion

GIRLS’ DREAM MILE

  • Reagan Anderson, Wilmington, DE, #3 U.S. Mile (4:50.66) as Penn Relays runner-up
  • Carmen Carlos, Mobile, AL, 3-time 2013 6A state champion (800m, 1600m, 3200m), #4 U.S. 1600m (4:48.23), #6 Mile (4:51.75) and 3200m (10:15.70)
  • Erin Finn, West Bloomfield, MI, 2012 HS national indoor champion and #2 all-time 5000m
  • Haley and Hannah Meier, twin sisters, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, Haley was #4 U.S. indoors in Mile for 2013 (4:45.24), while Hannah was #3 (4:40.97) and the national indoor runner-up; she also competed at 1500m for the U.S. team at the 2012 World Junior Championships.
  • Jaimie Phelan, Kitchener, CAN, 2013 Penn Relays Mile champion (4:50.60), 2012 3000m Canadian Junior champion
  • Sabrina Southerland, Queens, NY, 2013 HS indoor national champion 800m, #1 U.S. indoors (2:03.59)

In addition, seven star athletes were revealed on the event’s Facebook page and Twitter feed on April 10 including the previously announced Dream Mile athletes:

Bernie Montoya, Yuma, AZ, defending Dream Mile champion, 4:01.32 PR
Andres Arroyo, Orlando, FL, 1:47.79 800m this season #1 U.S. and #6 all-time; 4:04.45 1600m #1 U.S.
Wesley Frazier, Raleigh, NC, U.S. indoor 5000m national record holder and NC state record holder (4:42.78) in Mile.

The third stop on the international IAAF Diamond League circuit, the adidas Grand Prix is in its ninth year at Icahn Stadium, in conjunction with the Randall’s Island Sports IAAF Diamond League Alliance. One of the top track-and-field events in the world, the event will feature dozens of international superstars, including 2012 Olympic medalists David Rudisha, Jenn Suhr, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Aries Merritt, Brittney Reese, Michael Tinsley, Javier Culson, Francena McCorory and Bianca Knight.

The latest news, photos and more on the event, plus ticket information, can be found at www.adidasgrandprix.com or by calling 1-877-849-8722; also check out Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

Tags: wesley frazier (6) , sean mcgorty (6) , sabrina southerland (2) , reagan anderson (1) , james randon (2) , jaimie phelan (1) , jacob thomson (2) , henry wynne (12) , hannah meier (5) , haley meier (2) , erin finn (2) , edward cheserek (15) , connor mora (1) , carmen carlos (1) , blake haney (7) , bernie montoya (15) , ben saarel (5) , ben malone (5) , andres arroyo (3) , adidas grand prix (21)

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