Fields set for 2018 USATF 1 Mile Road Championships at Grand Blue Mile

first_img ·         Graham Crawford ·         Therese Haiss ·         Daniel Herrera ·         Brenda Martinez Riley Masterso    Big 12 1500m Champion (2012)o    Grand Blue Mile finishes: 4th in 2015, 3rd in 2016, 2nd in 2017o    Mile personal record: 3:56.15Women’s Championship:Katie Mackeyo    2017 USATF 1 Mile Road Champion (Grand Blue Mile)o    2018 World Indoor Championships finalist (3000m)o    Mile personal best: 4:23.5 (road) Garrett Heatho    2-time USATF 1 Mile Road Champion (2013, 2015)o    8-time NCAA All-American (Stanford University)o    Mile personal record: 3:51.0 (road) Brenda Martinezo    2016 USA Indoor Champion (1500m)o    2013 World Championships Bronze Medalist (800m)o    Mile personal record: 4:18.4 (road)Shannon Osikao    4th place, 2017 USATF 1 Mile Road Championship (Grand Blue Mile)o    6-time NCAA All-American (University of Michigan)o    Mile personal record: 4:25.1 (road)Current Start List (by last name) 2018 Men’s USATF 1 Mile Road Championship 2018 Women’s USATF 1 Mile Road Championship ·         Emmanuel Bor ·         Savannah Colon ·         Brandon Lasater ·         Shannon Osika ·         Jackson Thomas ·         Rachel Weber This year’s race features a top prize of $5,000 each for the men’s and women’s champions with the potential to earn an additional $2,500 for setting a new course record — currently 4.00.0 (2017) and 4:32.7 (2014), respectively. Overall, $30,000 in prize money will be contested across the men’s and women’s championship divisions.”We’re confident the fields we’ve recruited for these championships will thrill even the most casual fan,” said Chris Verlengia, Wellmark Blue Cross® and Blue Shield®’s senior brand marketing manager and Grand Blue Mile official. “These athletes embody the true spirit of the Grand Blue Mile — a commitment to healthy habits and the perseverance to achieve their goals. You don’t have to be a runner to be inspired by their stories.”Vying for the national title and a share of the prize purse are Olympians and world champions, includingMen’s championship:Leo Manzanoo    2012 Olympic Silver Medalist (1500m)o    2-time USA Outdoor Champion (1500m; 2012, 2014)o    Mile personal record: 3:50.64 ·         Riley Masters ·         Rachel Schneider ·         Dey Dey ·         Jessica Kamilos ·         Henry Wynne ·         Alexina Wilson ·         Brandon Hazouri ·         Emily Lipari DES MOINES, Iowa — Grand Blue Mile race officials announced the fields for the 2018 USA Track & Field 1 Mile Road Championships set for Tuesday, April 24, in Des Moines. A world-class group of elite runners will headline the event along with approximately 3,000 participants from across the nation who will compete among the recreational and amateur competitive divisions.”We’re excited to welcome some of the best milers in the country to the streets of Des Moines to compete for the USATF 1-Mile Road Championship at the Grand Blue Mile,” said Blake Boldon, the Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Drake Relays. “The field features previous champions, Olympic medalists and inspiring stories that make the Grand Blue Mile a favorite for fans lining the streets.” ·         Garrett Heath ·         Megan Mansy ·         Pat Casey ·         Eleanor Fulton ·         Dylan Blankenbaker ·         Sarah Brown ·         Mikey Brannigan ·         Hannah Fields ·         Tripp Hurt ·         Dana Mecke ·         Eric Avila ·         Becca Addison ·         Nick Harris ·         Katie Mackey ·         Izaic Yorks ·         Leo Manzano ·         Meghan Peyton ·         Eluid Rutto ·         Molly Seidel ·         Brannon Kidder ·         Baylee Mires  Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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