Mile News


Catching up with Michael Stember

April 27, 2020

The Jesuit High legend, 2000 Olympian and now a successful restaurant owner, Stember's next project will incorporate both of his passions.

By Henry Krueger '21, Editor-in-Chief, Plank

While Jesuit High School in Sacramento is known for producing great runners, Michael Stember ’96 was...

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Olympics postponement is best medicine for Robby Andrews

April 25, 2020

“I would have had to rush my training in preparation for the Trials. I’m grateful to have the extra time to prepare.”

By George Kochman, Special to the Advance

A decade ago, Robby Andrews burst into track & field prominence with a series of spectacular performances that thrust him into the...

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My First Sub-4

April 20, 2020

"Not only was it a historic milestone for me, but it was also a very emotional day. My grandmother passed away from cancer last summer and that very day was her first birthday since. I actually had her name written on my spikes."

By Charlie O’Donovan

One of the top highlights for Villanova...

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My favorite sporting moment: When Marcus O’Sullivan ripped up the boards at the Garden

April 17, 2020

It was one of the greatest highlights and inspiring moments of my first year at Villanova, definitely one of those moments where you get that feeling if you see it, you can be it.

By Sonia O'Sullivan, The Irish Times

In the winter of 1988 I’d just turned 18-years-old and had been at Villanova...

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