Ian Milder, a senior distance runner from Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina impressed in front of his future college coaches and teammates as well as rolled out a US #1 time for 3200 meters in a 8:53.99 victory in the invitational high school 3200 race at the Raleigh Relays held on the grounds and track & field facility of NC State University on Friday night. It was a five second PR for Milder who ran a 8:58 3200 time trial race back in the fall to tune-up for a eventual Foot Locker Nationals berth in the cross country post-season. Milder closed his last 400 meters in 61 seconds to pull away from a field that saw another in William Roberson of Broughton (Raleigh, NC) also dipped under 9 minutes in second place at 8:58.88, while Jason Menzies of Lafayette (Williamsburg, VA) seems to love racing in this meet as his previous PR was the same race last year and made another big time drop in third place at 9:00.36. Four others ran under 9:10, while a total of 13 ran under 9:15!
Winning the high school girls 3200 on Friday evening at the Raleigh Relays was Ravencfront School's Ryen Frazier, younger sister of Wesley Frazier. The junior Ryen Frazier ran the nation's second fastest time of the outdoor season with an 8 second personal best run of 10:26.01. It was a battle among North Carolina's very best distance girls with Frazier, Malia Ellington (2nd, 10:30.07), Kayla Montgomery (3rd, 10:32.21) of Mount Tabor, Mary Grace Doggett (5th, 10:35.39). Two legs of the New Balance Nationals indoor 4xmile champions from Blacksburg High School in Virginia were among the top 6 with Bonnie Angermeier (4th, 10:33.75) and Jennifer Fleming (6th, 10:37.90) with another also under 10:50 in Claire Ewing-Nelson (10:49.57) in a remarkable display of team depth. An incredible number of 19 girls total ran under 11 minutes in the field.
Ian Milder post-race interview
Photos: Raleigh Relays by CoachGeorgeRJR
|Raleigh Relays HS Boys 3200m FloTrack Video||Raleigh Relays HS Girls 3200m FloTrack Video||Ryen Frazier Girls 3200m Winner||Ian Milder Boys 3200m Winner|
- 3,200 Meter Run - Ryen Frazier (Ravenscroft School) 10:26.01 SB; Malia Ellington (Community School of Davidson) 10:30.07 SB; Kayla Montgomery (Mount Tabor) 10:32.21 SB; Bonnie Angermeier (Blacksburg High School) 10:33.75 SB; Mary Grace Doggett (Cardinal Gibbons) 10:35.39 SB; Jennifer Fleming (Blacksburg High School) 10:37.90 SB; Maysa Araba (Carrboro) 10:38.60 SB; Elly Henes (Green Hope) 10:40.85 SB; Logan Morris (Spartanburg Christian) 10:41.03 SB; Lexi King (Mountain Ridge High School) 10:46.52 SB; Adriana Hooks (Lafayette) 10:49.41 SB; Claire Ewing-Nelson (Blacksburg High School) 10:49.57 SB; Rebekah Greengrass (Panther Creek) 10:49.59 SB; Sydney Foreman (Ardrey Kell) 10:50.16 SB; Megan Sullivan (Broughton) 10:50.23 SB; Sophie Ebihara (Cardinal Gibbons) 10:51.14 SB; Bianca Bishop (Providence) 10:54.16 SB; Kayla Holder (Kerr-Vance Academy) 10:54.68 SB; Lily Anderson (T.C. Roberson) 10:56.86 SB; Theresa Enright (Green Hope) 11:05.70 SB; Emma Brown (Providence Day School) 11:15.91 SB; Eliza Dekker (Durham Academy) 11:19.01 SB;
- 3,200 Meter Run - Ian Milder (Mount Tabor) 8:53.99 SB; William Roberson (Broughton) 8:58.88 SB; Jason Menzies (Lafayette) 9:00.36 SB; Philip Hall (Terry Sanford ) 9:03.03 SB; Brent Demarest (Porter Gaud) 9:04.25 SB; Zach Boone (Mitchell) 9:06.56 SB; Ben Huffman (Providence Day School) 9:08.62 SB; Andrew Goldman (Herndon) 9:11.33 SB; Tanis Baldwin (East Henderson ) 9:11.35 SB; Patrick Sheehan (Lake Norman) 9:12.44 SB; Nick Linder (Providence Day School) 9:13.13 SB; Wyatt Maxey (Providence) 9:14.32 SB; Asher Smith-Rose (Broughton) 9:14.95 SB;Mihret Coulter (Apex) 9:17.41 SB; Ryan Brady (East Chapel Hill) 9:20.31 SB; Ryan Speer (North Raleigh Christian Academy) 9:20.88 SB; Kenneth Hagen (Blacksburg High School) 9:24.68 SB; Mackenzie Haight (George C. Marshall) 9:25.66 SB;