2 more stars added to Junior Invitational Miles
Shenendehowa NY sr Dan McManamon and Towson Catholic MD soph Devon Williams have been added to the field for the Junior Invitational Miles at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games at Reggie Lewis Center on Jan. 29. McManamon has the fastest mile of the indoor season (4:14.28). Williams was the national athlete of the year for the 2004 indoor season as a freshman and she has already set a new national record this season in the 500 meters (1:11.44). With deep fields for both boys and girls, the new Junior Invitational Mile is set to be one of the best in the country in its inaugural year. The reigning Foot Locker Cross Country national champions, Kenneth Cormier and Aislinn Ryan, and Saratoga NY star Nicole Blood headline a field of elite international runners.
Reebok Boston Indoor Games to feature top high-school
Junior Invitational fields include both Foot Locker
champs and top international runners.
BOSTON, Massachusetts (Jan. 13) Kenneth Cormier and Aislinn
Ryan, the reigning Foot Locker Cross Country champions, headline a field
of elite international runners set for the Junior Invitational Mile
at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games on Jan. 29. With deep fields for both
boys and girls, the new Junior Invitational Mile is set to be one of
the best in the country in its inaugural year.
Cormier, a senior at Douglas High School in Douglas, Ariz, is also the
2004 Arizona 4A state champion at 3200 meters. His rivals include Laef
Barnes (Mead, Wash.), whose 4:09.61 in 2004 makes him one of the
fastest returning prep milers in the country; Kevin Tschirhart
(North Port, NY), the 2004 New York State 3200m champion; Ross Toole
(England), a 3:47 1500m runner; Mark Mitchell (Scotland), who
has run 1:50.90 for 800 meters; Cody Harper (Albuquerque, NM);
Ryan Finn of Canada; Daniel LaCava (Hurst, Texas); E.C. Gibbs
(Cullman, Ala.); and Ryan Gasper (Ft. Atkinson, Wis.)
For the girls, Ryan is the 2004 indoor scholastic 2-mile national champion
and currently the fastest 3000-meter high schooler in the country. She
is a junior at Warwick Valley High School in Warwick, NY. She will be
challenged by Nicole Blood, the Saratoga Springs (NY) junior
whose 4:42.4 was the fastest high-school mile in the US last year; Brittany
Sheffey (Bellport, NY), who has run the fastest indoor mile in the
country this season (4:55.39); Samantha Gawrych (Westerly, RI),
the Rhode Island state record-holder for both 1500m and the mile; Lindsay
Ferguson (Saratoga Springs, NY), the fastest (4:54.91) 1600m runner
in the US so far this year; plus Canadas Avril and Lise
Ogrodnick; Jennifer Barringer (Oviedo, Fla.); Brianna
Felnagle (Tacoma, Wash.); and Natasha LeBeaud (Folsom, Calif.)
More athletes may still be announced.
The 10th-annual Reebok Boston Indoor Games will be held at the Reggie
Lewis Track and Athletic Center at Roxbury Community College, 1350 Tremont
St., Boston, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 29, and will be broadcast on
ESPN from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 30. It is also the first stop on USA
Track & Fields Visa Championship Series. Tickets are available
on-line at www.BostonIndoorGames.com or by calling 1-866-GO-BIG05.