Final Field for Adidas Grand Prix Dream Mile, 100


 Final roster is set for adidas HS Dream Mile, 100


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Deep fields feature 27 athletes ranked top 3 in nation, including 11 at #1


NEW YORK CITY (June 7, 2011) – Three athletes ranked #1 in the nation are among the top high school athletes added to the fields for the High School Dream Mile and Dream 100 at the adidas Grand Prix this Saturday, meet organizers and adidas announced today, bringing the total number of top-ranked athletes in the deep fields to 11 and setting the stage for what promise to be some of the fastest and most competitive races in the nation this season.


Billy Orman (Tuba City, AZ), #1 in the 3200 meters (8:48.63) and Austin Mudd (Greenwood, IN), #1 in the 800 meters (1:49.25) are among the athletes who have joined the adidas Boys’ Dream Mile. Orman is a six-time Arizona State Champion who holds the state record for 1600 meters and 3200 meters, who is headed to Harvard University, while Mudd is a four-time Indiana State Champion who will attend the University of Wisconsin. With the addition of Orman and Mudd, the boys’ mile features the top-ranked U.S. athletes in the 800, 1500 and 1600 meters, the mile, the 3200 meters, the 2-mile and the 5K.


Also ranked #1 in the nation, with a time of 53.15 in the 400 meters, is Olivia Ekpone (Germantown, MD). Ekpone last month won four state titles in the 100, 200 and 400 meters, and as anchor on the winning 4x100-meter relay. She will attend Texas A&M, and is set for the adidas Girls’ Dream 100 here.


In its seventh year as one of the premier track-and-field events in the world, the adidas Grand Prix, at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island, is the sixth stop on the international Samsung Diamond League circuit. Dozens of Olympic and World Champions – including Blanka Vlašić, Tyson Gay, Jeremy Wariner, Jessica Ennis, Allyson Felix and Bershawn “Batman” Jackson – are among the superstars announced to date, along with “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius, the 400-meter Paralympic gold medalist hoping to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games. Tickets are available at the event website,, or by calling 877-725-8849.


Among the other top athletes who have accepted invitations to compete are Robin Reynolds (Miami, FL), the 2010 World Youth Olympics Champion at 400 meters, and Myasia Jacobs (Paramus, NJ), the 2010 AAU National Champion in the 100 meters and two-time New Jersey State Champion at 100 and 200 meters, in the Girls’ Dream 100. Molly McNamara (Red Bank, NJ), who is #5 all-time in New Jersey at 1600 meters, will compete in the Girls’ Dream Mile.


A complete list of athletes, their hometowns and key rankings, with an * denoting new athletes added to the field:



Girls' Dream 100


Aaliyah Brown

Frankfort IL

#5 in nation 100m


Peyton Chaney

St. Louis MO

2011 Kansas Relays 100m Champion


Olivia Ekpone

Germantown MD

#1 in nation 400m (53.15)


Octavious Freeman

Lake Wales FL

#1 in nation 100m (11.21); #1 200m (22.96)


Tynia Gaither

Kissimmee FL

#4 in nation 100m


Myasia Jacobs

Paramus NJ

NJ State Champion 100m/200m, 2009 and 2010


Robin Reynolds

Miami FL

2010 Youth Olympic Games 400m gold medalist


Shayla Sanders

Lauderdale Lakes FL

#4 in nation 200m (23.45); #6 100m (11.45)


Tianna Valentine

St. Louis MO

2-time Missouri 100m Champion


Boys' Dream 100

Marvin Bracy

Orlando FL

#1 in nation 100m (10.28)


Aaron Ernest

Homewood AL

#3 in nation 200m (20.86); #4 (t) in nation 100m (10.33)


Jaylon Hicks

Houston TX

#1 in nation 100m wind-aided (10.15)


Remontay McClain

Covina CA

#1 in nation 200m (20.68); #2 (t) in nation 100m (10.31)


Sean McLean

Raleigh NC

#4 (t) in nation 100m (10.33)


Bradley Sylve

Port Sulphur LA

#3 in nation 100m wind-aided (10.18)


Thomas Tyner

Aloha OR

#8 in nation 100m (10.43); ran 10.35 (no wind indicated)


Levonte Whitfield

Orlando FL

#2 (t) in nation 100m (10.31)


 Girls' Dream Mile

Kayla Beattie

Woodstock IL

#2 in nation at 3200m


Alli Billmeyer

San Diego CA

Won adidas Meet of Champions; #4 in nation 1600m


Lindsay Crevoiserat

Glastonbury CT

#2 in nation in the mile


Cami Chapus

Los Angeles CA

#2 in nation at 1600m


Kat Delaney

San Juan Capistrano CA

#3 in nation at 1600m


Wesley Frazier

Ravenscroft NC

#9 in nation at 1600


Eleanor Fulton

Highlands Ranch CO

2009 World Youth Championships, 6th in steeplechase


Shelby Houlihan

Sioux City IA

#5 in nation at 1500m


Molly McNamara

Red Bank NJ

# 6 in nation at 1600m


Maddie Meyers

Seattle WA

4:41.93 win in 2010 race here fastest of year in U.S.


Amy-Eloise Neale

Snohomish WA

#1 in nation in the mile (4:48.01); #4 1500m, 3200m


Angel Piccirillo

Homer City PA

#3 in nation in the mile; Penn Relays winner


Haley Pierce

Wilmington DE

#1 in nation at 3000m (9:16.35); #3 at 1600m


Ajee Wilson

Neptune NJ

#2 in nation at 800m (2:05.25)

Boys' Dream Mile


Jacob Burcham

Ona WV

#6 in nation 1500m; #6 in mile


Matt Carpowich

Torrey Pines CA

#2 in nation in mile


Edward Cheserek

Newark NJ

#1 in 5K (14:02.33); NJISAA prep champ 1600m, 3200m


Daniel Everett

St. Louis MO

2011 Kansas Relays Champion 1600m


Elias Gedyon

Los Angeles CA

2010 CA champion 1600m; #3 in nation 1600m, 3200m


Omar Kaddurah

Grand Blanc MI

#1 in nation 1500m (3:47.61)


Ammar Moussa

Arcadia CA

#2 in nation 3200m; #3 in mile


Austin Mudd

Greenwood IN

#1 in nation 800m (1:49.25); #2 1600m


Billy Orman

Tuba City AZ

#1 in nation 3200m (8:48.63); #4 1600m


Jantzen Oshier

Mission Viejo CA

#1 in nation in mile (4:06.81) and 1600m (4:00.83)


Jim Rosa

Plainsboro NJ

3rd here last year in #3 time in nation for 2010


Joe Rosa

Plainsboro NJ

2010 2-mile National Champion outdoors


Lukas Verzbicas

Orland Park IL

Defending champ; Nat'l  HS Record-holder 2 mi, 5000m(i)


Blake Williams

Durham NC

#3 in nation 1500m; winner Golden South Classic