* The girls high school mile final came down to the last lap at Eastern Indoors last year
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Let's take it back to Eastern Indoors last year.
It did not disappoint.
O'Shea, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill signee and at the time a high school senior competing for Madison Central, found herself taking the lead early in the race.
Although, she wasn't alone.
Getting out equally as strong and placing herself right on O'Shea's shoulder was Nolensville High School sophomore Claire Stegall. She covered O'Shea's move and slipped right into position behind her.
The race stayed constant until 250 meters to go. That's when Stegall finally made her move.
The pair hit the bell lap in 4:12 and by the time they hit the backstretch, Stegall was flying. O'Shea tried to cover the move but simply couldn't find it in her legs after leading the entirety of the race.
Stegall went through the line in a time of 4:44.62, with O'Shea following in pursuit with her 4:49.39. Both times placed the pair in the U.S. top 10 at the time.
We look forward to seeing what exciting races are in store for this year as the Eastern Indoors will be underway this Friday and Saturday, February 9-10th, for the 2024 rendition.