Pro athlete Nick Willis won the Men's race at the 2017 New Balance 5th Avenue Mile in 3:52 and Jenny Simpson won the Women's race in 4:17. The real race however, was the 14-under mile where 13 year old Aidan Puffer won in 4:44. On his heels was Michael Rodriguez King with a time of 4:47 and then Harry Wood Prince from Chicago in 4:50. All three boys are 13. In fourth overall and the first female finisher was Lauren Heskin from Floral Park, NY. Her time was 5:05.
Video Courtesy of Kyle Puffer, Aidan's Dad.
In 8th was Max Huang in 5:10. We ran the trails with Max at the Youth Runner Middle School Camp last month.
Max is in the white hat and green shirt towards the middle. From L-R it's Andre Klinger, Zackary Haseley (from NY), Drew Oliver, Benjamin Balazs, Max Huang, Jackson Keefer, Espen Lehnst, Andrew Burr, Noah McMahan.
Another YR Camper was Leilani Gibson who ran the mile in 5:37. She is just 11 years old. After the race Leilani got some selfies with Brenda Martinez and Emma Coburn.