MileSplit All-American Team - Girls 1600m/Mile Run Presented by New Balance
Christina Aragon of Billings, MT ends the year with the fastest mile time of 4:37.91 in winning the adidas Dream Mile.
1. Christina Aragon (Billings, MT - Jr.) - The nine-time Montana state champion won the Stanford Invitational and ran an eye-opening U.S. No. 5 All-Time 4:16.36 at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational amongst collegiate runners. She placed just third in her first major national meet, the Prefontaine Classic, but won the adidas Dream Mile in U.S. No. 1 4:37.91.
2. Ryen Frazier (Ravenscroft, NC - Sr.) - The NC State signee finishes the year ranked No. 2 behind Aragon on the leaderboard, whom she finished behind as runner-up at the adidas Dream Mile in 4:38.59. Frazier capped an outstanding senior season with wins at the Prefontaine Classic and a sweep of the distance events (Mile/2 Mile/5k) at New Balance Nationals Outdoor.
3. Kate Murphy (Lake Braddock, VA - So.) - After primarily focusing on the 3200m and equivalent distances this season, the sophomore shocked herself with a U.S. No. 10 All-Time 4:16.99 1500m win at the USATF Junior Nationals. The time is equivalent to a 4:35 1600m, while her best at that distance before was a solo 4:46.99. She is the Virginia state champion for 1600m.
4. Amanda Gehrich (Tesoro, CA - Jr.) - The California state champion showed off an impressive kick to win her first state title over pre-race favorite Destiny Collins. She went on to placed third at the adidas Dream Mile behind Aragon (#1) and Frazier (#2). Her state-winning 1600m time of 4:39.33 is the U.S. No. 1 mark in the event in 2015.
5. Dani Jones (Desert Vista, AZ - Sr.) - The Colorado-bound senior closed out her high school career by sweeping the 800m, 1600m, 3200m and 4x800m at the Arizona state meet. She was runner-up to Frazier at the Prefontaine Classic, where she recorded her best time of 4:39.88 as one of only three girls to go sub-4:40 for the full mile this year.
6. Jordyn Colter (Cherry Creek, CO - Sr.) - The senior easily won her third consecutive 1600m state title to go with her three straight 800m Colorado state crowns. She won the Arcadia Invitational Mile in a breakout 4:45.24, while placing fourth at the Prefontaine Classic.
7. Ella Donaghu (Grant, OR - Jr.) - After battling mono this year, the former distance specialist found a new niche as a miler with a dangerous kick. She split 2:29/2:14 to win the Brooks PR Invitational Mile in 4:43.07. She ranks U.S. No. 3 in the 1500m with a best of 4:20.83.
8. Katie Rainsberger (Air Academy, CO - Jr.) - Though Rainsberger ran 4:40 as a sophomore last year, she was late to run those times again in 2015 due to issues with anemia. She ended her season on a strong note, picking up a triple at the Colorado state meet (800m/1600m/3200m), placing fourth at the adidas Dream Mile and runner-up at Brooks PR.