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.
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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.
A number of the best high school athletes in America will take part in the 107th NYRR Millrose Games, set for Saturday, February 15, at The New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory. A complete list of invited high school athletes can be found below.
Two-time Olympian and world-record holder Wallace Spearmon leads a stellar Men's 300 meter field at the NYRR Millrose Games, one that showcases both Olympic and World Championships medalists. The 107th edition of the NYRR Millrose Games will be held on Saturday, February 15, 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.
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Frater will be looking to keep Jamaica sprinting atop the podium in the 60-meter dash at the NYRR Millrose Games on Feb. 15. But the 31-year-old's task won't be easy as three young Americans - U.S. Olympian Isiah Young and 2013 NCAA champions D'Angelo Cherry and Ameer Webb - will be in on the chase.