Highlights and coverage from today's adidas Dream mile and 100 meter races in New York City.
Dream Girls 100
Winner - Candace Hill 11.21
Recap: Despite a slow start by her standards, national leader Candace Hill took the reigns and pulled away from Teahna Daniels to win her debut at the adidas Dream Mile, 11.21 to 11.50. The match-up between sophomore Hill, of Rockdale County, Ga., and First Academy, Flor. senior Daniels, was highly anticipated as both athletes ran wind-aided times of 11.15 this year. Fellow Floridian Khalifa St. Fort, who is coached by Olympian and sports personality Ato Boldon, took third in 11.62.
Dream Boys Mile
Winner - Grant Fisher 4:01.74
- Race Video
- Interviews: Grant Fisher - Drew Hunter - Mikey Brannigan - Joe Klecker - Logan Wetzel - Avery Bartlett - Philip Hall - Conner Mantz - Olin Hacker - Carlos Villarreal - Austin Tamagno - Myles Marshall
Recap: The pace went out a bit slower than anticipated, as original race plans called for a 1:58 800m and Myles Marshall brought the field through in just over 2:00. Drew Hunter of Loudon Valley, Va. took over the lead when pacer Marshall dropped out. California state champion Austin Tamagno also dropped out at the halfway point, citing sickness. Hunter led Grant Fisher and Mikey Brannigan through 1k. Within striking distance behind those three, another tight pack of Joe Klecker, Logan Wetzel and Avery Bartlett battled for position. At the bell lap, it looked as though Hunter might just steal the win. But with 200m remaining, Fisher showed off his sub-four minute mile legs with a kick that took him all the way through the line to defend his title in 4:01.73.
Dream Girls Mile
Winner - Christina Aragon 4:37.91
- Race Video
- Interviews: Christina Aragon - Ryen Frazier - Amanda Gehrich - Katie Rainsberger - Julia Heymach - Malia Ellington - Anna Rohrer
Dream Boys 100
Winner - Michael Norman 10.36
- Race Video
- Interviews: Michael Norman - Tavien Feaster - Darryl Haraway - Anton Porter - Devin Quinn - Cravont Charleston - Micah Beaver - Ian Mack
Recap: Defending national champion Darryl Haraway of DeMatha Catholic got out hard and seemed like a potential favorite heading into this race, but Michael Norman of Vista Murrieta stormed by to win in a new personal best of 10.36. The junior added the crown here to a list of accolades that includes recently doubling at the California state meet in U.S. No. 6 All-Time marks of 20.3 and 45.19.