The 111th NYRR Millrose Games will feature 52 Olympians, 7 Olympic champions and 7 World Champions competing on Saturday, February 3 at The Armory’s New Balance Track & Field Center in Washington Heights.
Ray Flynn, the NYRR Millrose Games Meet Director for the past seven years, anticipates plenty of unique story lines from the 111th NYRR Millrose Games edition. Ray has come up with his “Top 10 to Watch” list for Saturday’s schedule of events from 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. ET:
1. Will we see another high school athlete break 4 minutes in the mile? Watch as Brodey Hasty (Nashville) attempts to become the next one in the Men's Invitational Mile.
2. Can American Sandi Morris finally break the Millrose jinx and topple Greece’s Katerina Stefanidi in the John & Margo Catsimatidis Women’s Pole Vault? Stefanidi and Morris won gold and silver respectively at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
3. Olympian Lolo Jones returns to the track in the Howard Schmertz Women’s 60m Hurdles after just missing out on making the U.S. Bobsled team for the 2018 Winter Olympics. How will she respond?
4. In Saturday’s Fred Schmertz Men’s 60m Hurdles, World Record Holder (110mH) Aries Merritt returns to top form following his battle with a rare kidney disease that saw him receive a kidney transplant from his sister in late 2015.
5. Can anyone defeat the great Jamaican sprint Olympic gold medalist Asafa Powell in the Joe Yancey Men’s 60m?
6. In the John Thomas Women’s High Jump, look for 20-year-old Vashti Cunningham to attack the 1.96m (6’5”) barrier. The second year professional is already a World Indoor Champion (2016) at the event. Cunningham is also the daughter of former Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro quarterback Randall Cunningham, who will be here Saturday night.
7. Can local star Lalonde Gordon win on his home track in the NYAC Men’s 400m? The Trinidadian became a gold medalist this summer in London as a member of the 4x400m relay.
8. North Rockland High School sophomore sensation Katelyn Tuohy, just set the national HS record for 5k. Will she break 4.40 for the mile Saturday night in the New Balance Girls High School Mile?
9. On Saturday night we will see a World Indoor Record attempt in the Jack & Lewis Rudin Women’s 4x800m Relay by the U.S. quartet of Crishuna Williams, Raevyn Rogers, Charlene Lipsey and Ajee’ Wilson.
10. No high school boy who has won the mile at the NYRR Millrose Games has ever gone on to win the NYRR Wanamaker Men’s Mile. On Saturday we could see it happen as either Kyle Merber or Robby Andrews could become the first in history to do so!
To get up-to-date 111th NYRR Millrose Saturday fields, please click HERE.
Fans can watch the meet for free at the NYRR Millrose Games viewing party from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the NYRR Run Center.