Jacob Burcham, a senior distance standout at Cabell Midland High School in Ona, WV, has made a commitment to run cross-country / track & field at the University of Oklahoma. Burcham will join fellow West Virginians, Brandon Doughty (class of 2011) and Eric Graff (class of 2012) of Jefferson High School / Shenandoah Junction, WV as Sooner teammates!
Angel Piccirillo enters her senior season as one of the top distance runners in Pennsylvania, as well as the U.S. Bursting on the scene as a sophomore - Piccirillo won her first of two indoor state mile titles, first of two outdoor 1600 meter titles and first of two Penn Relays COA titles. So far in her senior year, she has added a second state title in AA cross country, and a Northeast Region title and 2nd Foot Locker Finalist qualifier.
The sport of track and field hit historic broadcasting and social media marks as NBC’s coverage of the adidas Grand Prix June 9 reached the highest ratings of any non-Olympic or Olympic Trials track and field event since 2005 and Tyson Gay became the top Twitter trend in the country during his first competition in nearly a year. (via )
Tyson Gay pushed his surgically repaired right hip to the limit as he grimaced and grunted down the track during his first 100-meter race in nearly a year. (via )
Annandale's Ahmed Bile with the 800 meter world record holder David Rudisha at the adidas Grand Prix this past weekend Annandale's Ahmed Bile continued to finish his stellar high school career strong with a sixth place finish in a stacked Dream Mile race with many of the nation's best high school distance runners at the adidas Grand Prix this past weekend in New York. The Georgetown University bound Bile was a late addition to the field, but he showed the last second change of plans had no ill effect on his race performance as he ran the third fastest mile time outdoors in Virginia high school history behind only national record holder Alan Webb (3:53.43) of South Lakes ('01) and Sharif Karie (4:02.01) of West Springfield ('97) with his full mile time of 4:04.11 on Saturday. The time converts to a 4:02.69 1600 and 3:46.09 1500, which would be nearly a 6 second PR at 1600 meters for Bile. Next race up for the 7-time Group AA state champion in cross country and track is the 800 meter run at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro this upcoming weekend. Dream Mile Results
Dream Mile and 100 champs were crowned and the Mile fields were the deepest ever! Cover photo Bernie Montoya (Cibola, AZ) and coach after winning the dream mile in 4:01.32. (Photo by Aaron Rich).
For the first time in its short history the girl's Dream Mile at the Adidas Grand Prix fulfilled its promise to produce some all-time performances.
Randall’s Island, NY (June 9) - - With just a shade over 500 meters remaining and the penultimate trip down the homestretch now in sight, the Mansfield High senior, Josh Lampron, had just one thought, “It is time to make the move.” So during a crowded and tightly-bunched field, comprised of 14 of the nation’s top-ranked US high school milers from Washington to Massachusetts and competing at New York’s Icahn Stadium, the site of the 2012 Adidas Grand Prix and Samsung Diamond League Track & Field Tour, Lampron proceeded to execute the race strategy he and long-time Coach, Julie Collins, had called for.
After being heavily featured in the NCRunners statistical awards, the two distance stars showed why during a trip to New York.
Jacob Burcham ran a blazing 4:02.73 U.S. #2 mile at the addidas Grand Prix at Icahn Stadium in New York City on Saturday June 8, 2012 placing 2nd to surprise winner Bernie Montoya's 4:01.32 from Arizona. Burcham was not one of the favorites, but this junior sensation from Cabell Midland has been gearing for the post season all year. adidas Boys Dream Mile video Jacob Burcham Milesplit Video Interview
A pair of high school juniors were the highlights of Saturday's boys Dream Mile, but it didn't include the one who everyone expected.
Our coverage team was on-site in New York for full coverage to follow with photos, videos, and articles.
Middle distance runner Robby Andrews is competing in New York, with an eye toward the U.S. trials and a spot in London for this summer’s Olympics. (via )
Kelly-Ann Baptiste is admittedly a shy person. Yet the 100-meter star, representing Trinidad and Tobago, is doing all she can to remain in the spotlight.
Annandale's Ahmed Bile has been selected to be part of the loaded high school Dream Mile field at the adidas Grand Prix in New York City this upcoming Saturday. Any predictions for what time Bile will run? Bile is currently ranked #8 all-time outdoors in VA high school history for the mile/1600. Can he move further up the list below? 1. 3:52.08c (3:53.43 mi) Alan Webb (South Lakes) 2001 2. 4:00.61c (4:02.01 mi) Sharif Karie (West Springfield) 1997 3. 4:04.28c (4:05.71 mi) Ibrahim Aden (Fork Union) 1992 4. 4:05.70c (4:07.13 mi) Seneca Lassiter (Lafayette) 1994 5. 4:06.91c (4:08.35 mi) Bobby Lockhart (Handley) 2002 6. 4:07.6h m John Hinton (Tunstall) 1980 7. 4:08.63c (4:10.03 mi) Martin Keino (Fork Union) 1990 8. 4:08.29 m Ahmed Bile (Annandale) 2012 9. 4:08.63c (4:10.03 mi) Anthony Kostelac (Albemarle) 2010 10. 4:08.89c (4:10.1 h mi) James Vogt (Stonewall Jackson) 1972
Nickel Ashmeade is hungry. He’s hungry for a place on the medal stand and hungry for success. But Ashmeade doesn’t go hungry at home.
Dream athletes are #1 on U.S. list in 11 events; Meyers back for 3rd year
Alexis Panisse of NYC and Izaic Yorks among additions to adidas Dream Mile
David Rudisha looks at each race as the next rung on a ladder, slowly climbing until the peak. This year, the peak is the Olympic Games in London, where Rudisha will look to win his first Olympic gold medal and the only major title that has eluded him so far.
No matter what happens from now until the end, Jeremy Wariner will finish his career as one of the greatest quarter-milers ever and the closest thing to Michael Johnson since, well, Michael Johnson. He has seen rivals rise and many fall. Wariner has peered down from the perch of success and seeks to reclaim the throne as the best in the world.
NEW YORK CITY (May 7, 2012)—Nine athletes who have won a total of 26 World Championships medals have been added to the field for the adidas Grand Prix on June 9, organizers have announced.
NEW YORK CITY (May 2, 2012)—A trio of the world’s best hurdlers, the #1-ranked high jumper in the world, and the American Record-holder at 400 meters are among the world-class athletes joining the field for the adidas Grand Prix on June 9, organizers have announced.