For three local-area girls, competing at last Saturday's 107th NYRR Millrose Games in the junior pole vault was an up-close look at big-time track and field.
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A high school girl's name will be etched onto the Women's Wanamaker Mile trophy, albeit rookie professional Mary Cain. And two other high school girls got a rare taste of elite international level racing on Saturday at the 107th Millrose Games at The Armory in New York.
For the third consecutive year, American Olympian Bernard Lagat re-wrote the record books, setting a new American record for 2000 meters at the 107th NYRR Millrose Games. Lagat's four minute, 54.74 second victory was just one of the many thrilling events that captivated a capacity crowd at the New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory.
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On February 15, 2014, more than twenty Olympic and World Championships medalists will compete at the 107th NYRR Millrose Games, making for an unforgettable night of action at The New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory.
Over the last six years, Ashton Eaton and Trey Hardee have established decathlon dominance for the U.S., developing a true friendship and fun rivalry in the process. Competing head-to-head in eight decathlons since 2008, they have split them 4-4. Both own important medals. Eaton won the 2012 Olympic and 2013 World Championships gold, Hardee earned a pair of world titles in 2009 and 2011 along with an Olympic Silver medal from 2012.