Millrose Games Boys & Girls Mile Run 2.04.200702/03/07
Courtesy By: Leo Collins
Feb. 2, 2007
The mile runs for the high school runners were the high point for many. In the boys' race Steve Murdock of New York took the early lead reaching the quarter in 64.3. Jason Weller of Pennsylvania shadowed him while Chris Moen led a trailing pack about 5 yards behind them. Murdock continued to lead as the pace slowed & he hit the half way point in around 2:20. The third quarter saw little change as the pace remained moderate. It was in the last quarter that things changed as Kyle Solof moved into contention. With a little more than a lap to go Weller made a big move to take the lead. Solof, just a bit behind, moved up on Murdock, who seemingly out of frustration, threw out his elbow to no avail. Weller surged to the finish to earn a 2 second victory. Although Murdock made a late move for second he could not quite catch Soloff.
Danielle Tauro of New Jersey won her third consecutive mile victory in as many weeks. The race, as in Boston the previous week, was a tactical one. Cory McGee & Chanelle Price were close behind in 2nd & 3rd, while Tauro's team mate Jillian Smith took 4th.
The meet was the 100th renewal for indoor track's signature event. Former stand-outs Eamonn Coghlan & Marty Liquori were on hand as part of the celebration. The Wanamaker Mile saw Bernard Lagat take the victory, his 5th in the event. Only Coghlan with 7 & Glenn Cunningham (6) have earned more.
1 Jason Weller Boyertown Area 4:15.81
2 Kyle Soloff Morris Hills 4:17.99
3 Steve Murdock Shenendehowa 4:18.14
4 Chris Moen Walter Johnson 4:26.32
5 Kevin Gill Brockton 4:26.36
6 Ryan McDermott Chaminade 4:28.16
7 Andrew Palumbo Bishop Hendrickson 4:36.68
1 Danielle Tauro Southern Regional 4:52.81
2 Cory McGee Pass Christian 4:53.90
3 Chanelle Price Easton 4:53.99
4 Jillian Smith Southern Regional 4:54.35
5 Caroline King Scotia-Glenville 5:02.12
6 Colleen Wetherbee Dennis-Yarmouth 5:02.14
7 Suejin Ahn Ward Melville 5:03.05
8 Brittany Sheffey Bellport 5:08.95
9 Kristin Reese Carmel 5:11.03
10 Callie Hogan Bay Shore 5:18.44