Girls Mile - Tauro makes all the right moves
Danielle Tauro NJ continued her string of big meet wins (Millrose Games, Penn Relays), winning a blazing fast 3-girl race in 4:39.25 US #5 all time. Jordan Hasay CA had moved in front at the bell, but Tauro blew past her on the far turn. Anne St. Geme CA got up for second in 4:41.57 to Hasay's 4:42.27.
The showdown between Danielle Tauro, Jordan Hasay, and Anne St. Geme wound up being the fast, first-class thriller that everyone imagined and, as has been the case all year, Danielle made all the right moves.
After Crestwood Mantua sr Bridget Franek zipped out to lead the first quarter in 69.8, the next 220s lagged to 36.5 and 37.6. But Jordan took over before the half and the pace was clearly due for a big boost. The race was on.
Separation took place and the next two furlongs went in 34.7 and 35.5 for a 70.2. Hasay was pushing, Tauro was hanging seemingly without stress a step back on the outside, and St. Geme was close in tow on the inside.
With the intensity level cranked up to this level, could Tauro unleash the needed devastating finish? She could. Approaching the 220 mark, she surged in a manner to which response would be futile, and produced in any doubters the dawning realization that she is absolutely the best miler in the country.
The last 440 was 65.1 for the Southern Regional NJ junior; the final 220 about 31-mid. With her stupendous 4:39.25, she became history’s #5 runner. Corona Del Mar CA sr St. Geme passed Hasay in the last 100 to finish in a PR 4:41.57, #9 all-time, the latter in turn just missing her PR from Golden West and having to settle for the best 3rd-place finish ever in an HS-race with 4:42.27.
“The race went just as my coach told me it would,” said Tauro. “We expected the pace to go about 2:22 and Jordan to go with 700 left. I was mentally prepared for it.”
Said Hasay, the Mission College Prep CA freshman who again just missed Mary Decker’s freshman record: “I really had to pick it up on the third lap and got kind of tired at the end. I tried … but she’s a really great runner.”
by Elliott Denman
Danielle Tauro had already won the Millrose Games mile, the Penn
Licensed to C.F.P.I. Timing & Data Hy-Tek's Meet Manager Nike Outdoor Nationals - 6/15/2006 to 6/17/2006 North Carolina A+T University, Greensboro, NC Results Girls 1 Mile Run ================================================================ Section 1 at 4:15pm Sections 2 and 3 at 6:45pm National: $ 4:35.24 5/16/1982 Polly Plummer, University, Irvine, CA Meet: # 4:36.95 6/16/2005 Sarah Bowman, Fauquier, Warrenton,VA Freshman: 4:42.0h 1973 Mary Decker, Portola Jr, Orange, CA Sophomore: 4:42.40 6/19/2004 Nicole Blood, Saratoga, NY Junior: 4:41.8h 1981 Vicki Cook, Alemany, Mission HillsCA Senior: 4:35.24 5/16/1982 Polly Plummer, University, Irvine, CA Name Year School Finals ================================================================ Section 1 1 Laura Greene 08 Sachem HS East,Holb 4:59.38 2 Marissa Treece 07 Glen Lake Commun,Ma 4:59.72 3 Mary Nothum 06 Washington Hs-Mo,Wa 5:06.33 4 Kesley Ramsey 07 Ramapo HS,Franklin 5:08.00 5 Lindsey Shertzer 07 Lancaster Mennon,La 5:12.24 6 Alexandra Banfich 08 Culver Girls Aca,Pl 5:13.13 7 Megan Fitzpatrick 07 Hopewell Valley,Pen 5:19.08 8 Emily Sherrard 06 Hopewell Valley,Hop 5:20.95 Section 2 1 Catherine White 07 Northside HS,Roanok 4:53.09 2 Jillian Rosen 07 Metroplex Stride,Da 4:53.15 3 Loren Hodges 06 Metroplex Stride,Pa 4:56.14 4 Cassandra Schenck 07 Crestwood HS,Mantua 4:56.72 5 Rita Jorgensen 07 White Station,Memph 4:58.27 6 Laura Roxberg 08 Blue Valley Nort,Ov 5:02.81 7 Christina Nelson 06 Red Bank Reg HS,Lit 5:08.03 8 Caroline King 07 Scotia-Glenville,Sc 5:14.26 9 MC Miller 07 Midlothian Tc-Va,Mi 5:17.77 Section 3 1 Danielle Tauro 07 Hammer TC,Beach Hav 4:39.25 2 Anne St. Geme 06 Corona Del Mar H,Ne 4:41.57 3 Jordan Hasay 09 Mission College,Arr 4:42.27 4 Colleen Wetherbee 07 Dennis-Yarmouth,Wes 4:49.44 5 Bridget Franek 06 Maple Leaf TC,Hiram 4:51.02 6 Jackie Areson 06 Atlantic HS,Welling 4:54.61 7 Theresa Rush 06 Valley Stream No,Ma 4:58.56 8 Jackie Drouin 07 Collins Hill HS,Law 5:00.39 9 Kristine Tobin 07 Chesapeake Edge,Che 5:07.03 10 Alana Levy 07 Telos RC,Chappaqua, 5:14.08