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Razorback-Tyson Invitational

Feb 15, 2003 at U. of Arkansas, Fayetteville AR

Along with Olympians and top collegians, the University of Arkansas assembled a field of elite high school milers at this meet.

by Bob Kelly

A packed house of nearly 5100 at the Randal Tyson Track Center in
Fayetteville, Arkansas was treated to an exciting race in the Randal
Tyson High School Boys Mile race as part of the Razorback-Tyson Foods
Invitational on February 15. Local favorite Chase Feltner of
Russellville (AR) took the early lead through splits of
29.30-59.76-1:31.77 before Kippy Keino of Fork Union (VA) slid into the
lead with four laps left in 2:04.42. Keino held onto the lead through
five laps on the 200m banked Mondo track, home to the NCAA championships
since 2000, as he clicked off a 32.31 for a 2:36.73. Adam Perkins of
Liberty (MO) slipped in behind Keino on lap 6 as the two passed with
400m left in 3:08.13. Perkins and Keino were in a two-man race when
Perkins took the lead entering the back turn as the capacity crowd
cheered loudly for the young milers. Perkins lengthened his lead over
the last 200m with a 32.21 to grab the win in 4:11.78 as Keino crossed
in 4:12.97. Mike Poe of Etiwanda (CA) took 3rd in 4:16.92 just ahead of
Josh Harper of West Plains (MO) in 4:18.10 and Sam Bair, Jr. of Shaler
(PA) in 4:19.41.

Razorback-Tyson Invitational - 2/15/2003
Randal Tyson Track Complex
Univ.of Arkansas--Fayetteville, AR

Boys 1 Mile Run High School

1. Adam Perkins Liberty, MO 4:11.78
2. Kippy Keino Fork Union, VA 4:12.97
3. Mike Poe Etiwanda, CA 4:16.92
4. Josh Harper West Plains, MO 4:18.10
5. Sam Bair, Jr. Shaler, PA 4:19.41
6. Phillip Reid Rio Mesa, CA 4:20.98
7. Chase Feltner Russellville, AR 4:24.95
8. Leonel Manzano Marble Falls, TX 4:26.79  

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