Mile Guide: 2013 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships
Can high school phenom Mary Cain win USA Mile title?
By Bring Back the Mile
There is something about pairing USA Championships and a Mile Guide, like a fine wine and good cheese, that sounds so good to us. American Milers will converge on Albuquerque, NM this weekend for Sunday's Mile finals at the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships and while there are no World Championship spots on the line (Indoor World Champs return in 2014) there are some great story lines to follow.
The story of the weekend will be the Bronxville, NY 16-year-old prep star, Mary Cain, who goes in as the favorite in the Women's Mile. Earlier this month Cain lowered her U.S. Junior record against many of the same faces she'll see in Albuquerque, to an astounding 4:28.25 at the Millrose Games' NYRR Wanamaker Mile. Her mark not only leads the country this year, but is also the second fastest in the world and makes her the 42nd American woman to break the 4:30 Mile barrier. Look out for Olympian Treniere Mosier and Mile veteran Sarah Brown to make things difficult for Cain.
On the men's side, it is Matthew Centrowitz's race to lose, going in with a five second best over Will Leer in 2013. Centro, who will be coming back from the 800 meters, is looking to win his second national title (first - 2011 USA Champs), but this is indoor track and the others aren't going to hand it over that easily. Along with Leer, watch Craig Miller and 2011 USA Indoor champion Jeff See who have proven to be start racers over the year.
2013 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships
Albuquerque, NM, Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 3
Mile finals are Sunday, March 3
- Women's Mile Final: 4:44pm EST
- Men's Mile Final: 5:13pm EST
USA Indoor Women's Mile Final Start List
Meet Record: 4:25.92, Regina Jacobs (CA), 2000
USA Record: 4:20.5, Mary Slaney (OR), 1982
World Record: 4:17.14, Doina Melinte (ROM), 1990
|USA INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS MILE FINAL - 4:44pm EST|
|Treniere Moser||Nike||4:29.93i||2006||4:12.09 (1500)|
|Sarah Brown||New Balance||4:29.72i||2009||4:31.26|
|Sara Vaughn||Nike / Bowerman AC||4:34.29||2011||4:39.53|
|Emily Infeld||Nike Oregon TC||4:31.50i||2013||4:40.12|
|Dana Mecke||unattached||4:39.53i||2013||4:23.41 (1500)|
|Catherine Beck||Central Park TC New Balance||4:40.12||2013||4:23.66 (1500)|
|i = indoor|
USA Indoor Men's Final Start List
Meet Record: 3:52.99, Nourredine Morceli (ALG), 1991
USA Record: 3:49.89, Bernard Lagat (AZ), 2005
World Record: 3:48.45, Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR), 1997
|USA INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS MILE FINAL - 5:13pm EST|
|Craig Miller||New Balance||3:54.2r||2012||3:56.85|
|Ryan McNniff||adidas Team Green Running||3:59.11i||2013||3:59.11|
|Mack McLain||Boulder Running Co / adidas||4:02.70||2010||4:03.57|
|i = indoor / r = road|