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High School Junior Makes Mile the Race to Watch

February 15, 2013

By Ken Belson, The New York Times

The high point of the Millrose Games is typically the men’s Wanamaker Mile, the finale of the country’s best known indoor track and field meet. At this year’s meet, which will be held Saturday at the 168th Street Armory in Upper Manhattan, the highlight may end up being the women’s Mile, which will be run more than an hour earlier.

In the field of a dozen runners, the focus will be on Mary Cain, the country’s most promising high school runner. She will race head-to-head with Jordan Hasay, a former high school standout who is in her last season at the University of Oregon, where she is a 15-time all-American. The field will also include Emma Coburn from the University of Colorado and Abbey D’Agostino from Dartmouth.

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