June 02, 2015 @ Emory University Track in Atlanta, GA
3 Sub 5 Milers in Georgia!
The Atlanta Track Club organized an elite post-season meet on Tuesday night at Emory University for top distance runners in the state of Georgia. The girls mile race saw 3 girls dip under 5 minutes!
- Devin Dixon, a junior at Eagle's Landing, won the elite men's 800 meter run in 1:52.22 PR from the recent Georgia 4A state champ.
- Not as fast of winning times as the girls mile races, but thrilling finishes with only 5 tenths of a second separating the top 3 finishers between race champ Chase Kennedy (4:22.20), runner-up Mitchell Sanders (4:22.34), and third place finisher Khayvonn Benson (4:22.77). Kennedy is only a sophomore and was the Georgia 3A 1600 meter state runner-up this spring.
- Marist's Morgan Ilse leads a field of 6 state champions in Georgia and 2 under 5 minutes in the mile with her 4:52.83 PR victory. She was trailed in after by Lindsay Billings of Northview in second place at 4:54.26 and Emma Grace Hurley of Fellowship Christian in third place at 4:55.84.