Field Set in Girls' Dream Mile for adidas Grand Prix

NEW YORK CITY (June 10, 2014) - Stephanie Jenks (Aurora, IA), #3 on the U.S. prep list this season in the mile and #5 in the 1500 meters, leads the field for the adidas Girls' Dream Mile at the adidas Grand Prix on Saturday, June 14, organizers announced today.

Tickets for the event, which is marking its 10th year of bringing the world’s top athletes to Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island, are on sale now at or by calling 1-877-849-8722.

Jenks, a sophomore, is the 1600-meter champion of the 2014 Kansas Relays. She was runner-up at 5000 meters at the 2014 New Balance Indoor National Championships and fifth in the mile, and has qualified for the Youth Olympic Games later this summer in the triathlon.

Alexa Efraimson (Camas, WA), who recently ran 4:33.29 to break the U.S. high school record for 1600 meters, has opted to test her skills at 1500 meters in the women’s open race against a field that includes 2011 IAAF World Champion Jenny Simpson. Elise Cranny has withdrawn from the event.

Challenging Jenks in what is shaping up to be an exciting race in which anyone could emerge victorious will be:

Audrey Belf (Birmingham, MI), Division 1 state Cross Country champion and 2-Mile runner-up in the 2014 NB Indoor Nationals;

Lucy Biles (Herriman, UT), 5A state champion at Cross Country; 800m, 1600m, and 3200m;

Haley Dorris (Temecula, CA), adidas Azusa Meet of Champions winner, 1600m; 2014 state indoor 2-Mile champion;

Ellie Gonzalez (Baltimore, MD), #4 U.S. in the mile; runner-up 2014 Penn Relays Girls’ High School Mile;

Sarah Feeny (Ogden, UT), 4A state champion 800m, 1600m, 3200m; state record-holder 1600m and 3200m;

Hannah Long (Eureka, MO), Class 4 state champion 800m, 1600m, 3200m; 2013 Gatorade Missouri Track & Field Athlete of the Year;

Danielle Jones (Phoenix, AZ), 2014 Golden South Classic champion in the mile; Division 1 state champion 1600m and 3200m;

Brianna Schwartz (Pittsburgh, PA), 2014 state indoor mile champion; 2014 #1 U.S. 1600 meters indoors; and

Kennedy Weisner (St. Mary’s, PA), Runner-up, 2014 Millrose Games high school mile; 2013 state Cross Country champion.

The Dream athletes will be competing alongside dozens of Olympic gold medalists and World Champions, including David Rudisha,Yohan BlakeJenn SuhrBohdan BondarenkoValerie AdamsRobert Harting, and Jenny Simpson.

The adidas Dream Miles and Dream 100 races will be shown live on USATF.TV between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. EDT, and will be shown in capsule form on NBC Sports Network, which will broadcast the meet live from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. EDT. USATF.TV will resume coverage of the meet from 6 p.m.-6:30 p.m., before its “Cool Down” show begins.

The sixth stop on the international IAAF Diamond League circuit, the adidas Grand Prix is in its 10th year at Icahn Stadium, in conjunction with the Randall’s Island Sports Alliance. The latest news, photos and information on the event can be found; on Facebook; and on Twitter.