BOSTON (Jan. 14, 2013) – America’s new distance prodigy Mary Cain, fresh off of a record-setting performance this weekend, will compete in the open 2-Mile at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on Feb. 2, organizers announced today.
MileSplit NY - As we head into championship season once again, life begins to become all about a number. Grabbing that state standard gives you just a little bit of cushioning at your State Qualifier, ensuring that if you place Top 3 in your event at that qualifier, you are heading to Cornell. Cehck out below if you have made the list, then check back tonight to catch some live meet updates.
BOSTON, Mass. – Two-time American record-holder and Olympic silver medalist Galen Rupp will continue his mini tour of Boston when he competes in the 3,000-meter run. Mary Cain, the 16-year-old running sensation from New York, will try and make history again when she lines up in the women’s two mile. The atmosphere will be electrifying on Saturday night with some of the nation’s best athletes converging inside a sold-out Reggie Lewis Center for the New Balance Grand Prix. Twenty-four of the finest prep milers in the northeast region will also get to experience the deafening noise that will radiate around the banked oval as competitors in the Boys’ and Girls’ Junior Mile. It will be a stacked field that will include several top New Englanders
Mary Cain just rewrote the history books, running a stunning 9:38.68 for 2 miles to finish 3rd only behind a world record holder (Tirunesh Dibaba) and a Canadian star (Sheila Reid)!! Hard to beleive she is only 16 years old! Much more inside! (Photo by NewtonSports)
Milesplitmass will have complete coverage of all the action tonight at Reggie lewis Center.
There are few opportunities in sports for high school-aged athletes to run in the same venues as the professionals. Massachusetts basketball players revel in the fact that they play their sectional finals at the TD Garden, the same parquet on which the Celtics compete. But, imagine that those kids played their high school games right after the Celtics finished. Or, better yet, at halftime. Well, the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix goes a step farther, not only allowing athletes to compete in the same meet as the pros, but allowing one athlete to even compete against them.
Newtonsportsphotograpy.com captured some amazing photo's from the New Balance Grand Prix meet at Reggie Lewis Center. Please visit the photo gallery here and watch this amazing video below.
MileSplit NY - Stunning. We knew going into this weekend that big things were on the horizon, but we just didn't know the caliber of the performances we would see. Performances were split between the Armory Collegiate Invite in NYC, and the New Balance Grand Prix in Boston. Highlights don't do each mark justice, but we hope to clue you in to some of the top stories, other than some sily football game.
Global Athletics was kind enough to let Milesplit include video coverage of both relays...
BOSTON, Mass. – North Carolina’s Wesley Frazier wasn’t planning on leading from the start. It just turned out that way. (Photo by Jack Prior)
BOSTON, Mass. – Henry Wynne is not used to running just one race. (Photo by Jack Prior)
BOSTON, Mass. – Records are made to be broken. For Mary Cain, it’s something that's starting to become a habit. (Photo by Kyle Brazeil)