2/14 Weekend National Rundown

Millrose Games (NY)

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James Burke is New Balance High School Boys' Mile Champion in 4:11.25

High School Boys Mile Champion James Burke (left) and third-place finisher Mike Brannigan (right) pose with Matt Centrowitz (center), the 3:51.35 Men's Wanamaker Mile Champion.

Port Jefferson senior James Burke bided his time and outkicked an aggressive surge from Mikey Brannigan of Northport to win the New Balance High School Boys' Mile at the Millrose Games. Jeremy Spiezio (Greenwich Central), the US #5 4:09 performer this year, took runner-up honors in 4:12.09 after leading an early portion of the race. Brannigan held on for third overall in a new mile personal record of 4:12.69.

Catherine Pagano is New Balance High School Girls' Mile Champion in US #2 4:50.66

Women's Wanamaker Mile Champion Shannon Rowbury (4:24.32) and New Balance High School Girls Mile Champion Catherine Pagano pose after their victories at the New York Armory.

Catherine Pagano of Northern Highlands, NJ led the New Balance High School Girls Mile wire-to-wire, fending off a late push from Pennsbury, PA junior Olivia Sargent to win her debut at the Millrose Games in a US #2 4:50.66.

The Stanford commit said that she took the pace out hard (68 400m/2:20 800m) to ward off a sit-and-kick race, as she ran 2:11 800m to win her state qualifier meet the night before. No one went with her, though Sargent made up impressive ground during the bell lap to finish runner-up right on her heels in 4:51.02.

IAAF World Junior Championships qualifier Myles Marshall (Kingwood, TX) tested his 800m prowess against the big guns, racing in the Mel Sheppard Men's 1,000m Run against professional and collegiate competitors. The Harvard commit finished seventh overall in the field, clocking a new US #1 time of 2:24.43.

In perhaps the most shocking upset of the day, Lafayette, LA frosh Armand "Mondo" Duplantis defeated National High School Record holder Paulo Benavides (El Paso Franklin, TX) for the Boys Pole Vault title.

In doing so, Duplantis improved his own National Freshman Class Record to 16 feet, eight and three-quarter inches.

Benavides, who set the national standard at 17 feet, 11 inches just last weekend, cleared 16 feet, four and three-quarter inches to finish third overall at the competition. Anthony DelVescovo and Tommy Dial also cleared the same height, finishing second and fourth overall due to number of missed attempts.

Earlier in the day, Arlington (NY) won the New Balance Eastern Boys' 4x800m with a new US #1 of 7:47.29. The quartet entered the event with the second-slowest seed time of 8:14 - but that's what happens when you throw a fresh James Asselmeyer on the track. The senior split 1:50.88 on the third leg for the fastest split of the day - though note that Ryan McGorty anchored Chantilly, VA to a 7:51.64, fourth place finish with a 1:50.89 split. The other splits for Arlington were 2:00.29, 1:59.06 and 1:57.07 for the anchor.

On-Site Coverage


Defending Wanamaker Mile Champion Will Leer has come a long wayNCAA 1,500m Champion Shelby Houlihan reminisces on prep racesJordan Hasay has learned from young mistakes at Millrose4x USA 1,500m Champion Treniere Moser is inspired by Millrose HS
MA native Johnny Gregorek never qualified for HS Millrose MileLawi Lalang tells HS runners to 'trust your training'Ducks' Edward Cheserek set 8:39 HS 2 Mile record at MillroseOlympic silver medalist Leo Manzano to HS kids go for the dream
Catherine Pagano - Millrose Games Mile Champion 4:50.66James Burke - Millrose Games Mile Champion 4:11.25Olivia Sargent - Millrose Games Mile runner-up 4:51.02Brenessa Thompson - Millrose Games 55m Champion
Mondo Duplantis misses Mardi Gras, wins Millrose Games Pole VaulMillrose Games - Boys Pole Vault medalists interviewSt. Anthony's 7:52 4x800m - Millrose Games CHSAA ChampionsKellenberg - CHSAA SMR
Holy Trinity - CHSAA 4x200mNorthSuffern - 4x400mArlington 4x800m
Mamaroneck 4x800mPaul Robeson 4x400mPage Duca - 3rd in MileMyles Marshall - US #1 in 1000m
Newburgh State Record 4x200mJeremy Spiezio - 2nd in MileMikey Brannigan - 3rd in Mile

Girls Highlights

Boys Highlights