With the top guys all running under 4:10 in the mile this could be anyones race! Two of the top guys in the field are Matthew Novak of Deep Run Virginia who ran a 4:06.68 1600m to take second at the Dogwood Track Classic, and Ryan Adams of Cuyahoga Valley Ohio who won the Ohio State Meet 1600m with a 4:07.12. Novak's 1600m time converted to a mile is 4:08.11 while Adams converted mile time is 4:08.55!
Novak finished fourth in the mile at New Balance Nationals Indoor last winter with a time of 4:11.15. Novak placed highest out of all the juniors in the field finishing sixth at last years New Balance Nationals Outdoor. This year as a senior the nine time state champion will look for the win coming in with the fastest time in the field.
Another name to watch will be Sam Ritz from Germantown Pennsylvania, he finished just in front of Novak placing 3rd in the mile at New Balance Nationals Indoor this year, and was fourth in the Penn Relays mile (4:09.94). Ritz also has some leg speed running a 1:50.72 in the 800m to place first at The 10th Annual John Hay Memorial Pennsylvania Distance Festival.
US Top 50 Ranked In New Balance Nationals Boys 1600m Run (as of 6/16)
Event 9 Boys 1 Mile Run ChampionshipCurrent Entries (as of 6/16):
=============================================================================== Sunday 6/21/2015 - 2:40 PM National: 3:53.43 5/27/2001 Alan Webb, South Lakes, Reston, VA Meet: 4:02.01 6/14/1997 Sharif Karie, West Springfield, VA Freshman: 4:12.22 5/30/2015 Cole Johnson, Rockford, MI Freshman: 4:09.38 6/8/2013 Eli Krahn (m), Stillwater, MN Sophomore: 4:03.29 6/11/2011 Edward Chesereck, St. Ben, Newark,NJ Junior: 3:59.0h 6/15/1964 Jim Ryun, East, Wichita, KS Senior: 3:53.43 5/27/2001 Alan Webb, South Lakes, Reston, VA Name Year School =============================================================================== 1 Abert, Colin 15 Easton, PA 2 Adams, Ryan 15 Hudson, OH 3 Berry, Anthony 16 Traverse City, M 4 Blunt, Carter 16 McKinney, TX 5 Braxton, Dajour 15 Las Vegas, NV 6 Buchanan, Richard 15 Binghamton, NY 7 Burke, James 15 Port Jefferson, 8 Corbett, Alex 15 Burke, VA 9 Domagalski, Jacob 15 Romeo, MI 10 Ernst, Andrew 16 Marblehead, MA 11 Fields, Brennan 16 Richmond, KY 12 Gaynor, Gavin 16 Hudson, OH 13 Hagge, Perrin 16 Middleton, WI 14 Hill, Ben 15 Royal Oak, MI 15 Hoey, Jaxson 16 Downingtown, PA 16 Hyytinen, Justin 15 Farmington, MN 17 Johnson, Cole 18 Rockford, MI 18 Law, Brayden 16 Fort Wayne, IN 19 Marquez, Brandon 16 Orlando, FL 20 Mau, Kyle 15 Hudson, OH 21 Muniz, Benito 15 Carmel, NY 22 Novak, Matthew 15 Glen Allen, VA 23 Pelose, Gregory 16 Haddonfield, NJ 24 Richards, Bryce 15 Mundelein, IL 25 Ritz, Sam 15 rydal, PA 26 Seufer, Peter 15 Lynchburg, VA 27 Spiezio, Jeremy 15 Greenwich, NY