Mile News Tagged Prefontaine Classic


High School Miler Bernie Montoya to Race in Greensboro

June 03, 2013

By David Reynolds, News & Record

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The top high school Miler in the United States is coming to Greensboro next weekend.

Fresh off clocking a 4:01.71 Mile at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore., senior Bernie Montoya of Yuma, Ariz., will compete at the New Balance...

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A Father’s Focus

June 02, 2013

By Doug Binder, Armory Track

Dr. Charlie Cain sat in an empty row at Hayward Field, Alysia Montano's red orchid tucked carefully into his shirt pocket, still trying to process the Prefontaine Classic here on Saturday afternoon when his precocious daughter Mary set another remarkable record.

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Miler Rowbury Might Run 5000 at USA Championships

May 31, 2013

Two-time Olympian at 1500 meters is in the Prefontaine Classic 5000.

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Shannon Rowbury, two-time Olympic 1500 meter finalist and bronze medalist in the 1500 at the 2009 World Championships, may be in an unfamiliar position at 3:22pm Central Time on Sunday,...

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That Pre Thing

April 01, 2013

He wasn’t always the fastest. Nor was he the most decorated. So four decades after his death, why is Steve Prefontaine still the most influential American runner ever?

By Michael Heald, Runner's World

The grandstand at Marshfield High School is nearly empty, but it seems like everyone in Coos...

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Webb Breaks Ryun’s High School Mile Record - This Day in Track & Field

May 27, 2012

High school phenom runs epic race against world class field at Pre Classic

By Walt Murphy, Walt Murphy's News & Results Service
(c) Copyright 2012-all rights reserved. May not be reprinted or retransmitted without permission.

EUGENE, Ore. -- South Lakes, Va. High School senior Alan Webb,...

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Brief Chat: Andrew Wheating’s Next Moves

May 25, 2012

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

EUGENE, Ore. - Andrew Wheating, a 2008 Olympic 800-meter runner while still a University of Oregon undergraduate, will compete at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, probably in the Bowerman Mile on Saturday, June 2 but possibly in the International Mile on...

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Kenyan rivals highlight ‘greatest field of milers ever’ for Pre Classic

May 16, 2012

Kenyan rivals Asbel Kiprop and Silas Kiplagat will be back at Hayward Field on June 2

By Curtis Anderson, The Register-Guard

EUGENE, Ore. - The Bowerman Mile has been called the greatest race in America.

With more sub-4-minute performances than at any other U.S. invitational track and field...

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Pre Mile Classic: Rematch in Eugene

May 15, 2012

EUGENE, Ore. - (May 15, 2012) - Nobody does it better when it comes to the Mile than the Prefontaine Classic, and this year’s 38th edition will add to that with a grudge match of the two best Milers in the world.

The Pre Classic, a major stop on the road to the 2012 London Olympics, and part of...

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My First Sub-4

June 19, 2004

My head was pounding and I struggled to catch my breath as my time finally appeared: 3:59.78 and all the pain instantly went away.

By Steve Slattery

The story of my first 4 minute Mile started in elementary school gym class. We were running the Mile and I decided I was going to run as hard as...

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Flyin’ Past Ryun

June 01, 2001

Astounding high schooler Alan Webb smashed Jim Ryun's 36-year-old HS record for the Mile at storied Hayward Field

By Tim Layden, Sports Illustrated

There was little doubt that high school senior Alan Webb had arrived in Eugene, Ore. for Sunday's Prefontaine Classic physically ready to break ...

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