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101st Millrose Games

Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY

Friday, February 1, 2008
- DyeStat on-site with John Nepolitan

Kyle Merber 4:13.86 and Jillian Smith 4:50.87!
Best of the Rest:
Rankin's 6.68 60m, Vergara's 6:29 mile race walk victory,

Boys & Girls 3:53.17 4x4 - Full high school results

John Nepolitan's Race Reports and Quotes - Boys - Girls - Best of the Rest

Meet's own site

Selection Criteria

The Road to Millrose
5 runnners, 1 goal


Mile Fields


Boys Mile - Girls Mile

Full HS Results

Photos - Video

Prior Years

Merber moves fastest in final lap

Nick Crits
PA led in the early going, but dangerous kickers Kyle Merber NY and Robby Andrews NJ were lurking in the pack. Virginia's Pete Dorrell took over at the half, pulling the field through in 2:06.4. New Jersey distance ace Doug Smith charged to the fore at the three-quarter, reached in 3:13, with Dorrell and Merber on his heels and Andrews biding his time in the 5-6 slot. With two laps remaining, Merber blasted to the front and held off Andrews through a final torrid kick that saw Merber win in 4:13.86 and Andrews in his wake at 4:14.60. Charles White CO got up for third in 4:15.01 - Story, Pix and Results

3-Peat for Southern Regional with Smith's win
Southern Regional junior Jillian Smith guaranteed it would be three in a row for her New Jersey high school, following up the back-to-back Millrose wins of former teammate Danielle Tauro with her own convincing victory on Friday night. Smith sat on Kristin Reese (Carmel NY sr) through splits of 72.6 – 2:28 – 3:41, then pulled away from the taller, lankier Reese with a quarter mile to go and staked her way to a 4:50.87 clocking, well clear of the field. Cory McGee (Pass Christian MS soph) was runner-up for the second year in a row, following her 4:53.90 second place from 2007 with a 4:55.52 effort here. McGee pulled even with a fading Reese after Smith sprung her move, and then gapped the Carmel senior, who hung on gamely for third in 4:56.21 - Story, Pix and Results

Mile Fields

-VINCE McNALLY, Conestoga Valley, Lancaster, PA (6) 2007 NON Mile-4:08.99, 1st Junior]
-CHARLES WHITE, Cherry Creek, Englewood, CO (7) NON Mile - 4:09.36, 2nd Jr/(3) Penn Mile-4:11.00]
-KYLE MERBER, Half Hollow Hills West, Dix Hills, NY (1) Hispanic -4:15.13…1/5/08
-PETER DORRELL, Blacksburg, VA (1) Montgomery-4:16.81…1/12
-WILLIE AHEARN, Danbury, CT (3) New Balance-4:16.40…1/19
-BOBBY ANDREWS, Manalapan, Englishtown, NJ (1) New Balance -4:12.38…1/19
-PARKER BOUDREAU, Danbury, CT (1) Yale-4:17.23…1/19
-DOUG SMITH, Gill-St. Bernard’s, Gladstone, NJ (2) New Balance -4:15.95…1/19
-NICK CRITS, Wissahickon, Ambler, PA (4) New Balance -4:17.07…1/19

Listed after the name, school and location of each selectee, are the primary “qualifying” performances that earned these student-athletes their invitations to compete in this prestigious event


-JILLIAN KING, Scotia-Glenville, Scotia, NY
-CAITLIN LANE, Greenwich, NY
-JEANNE MACK, La Salle Academy, Providence, RI
**CORY MC GEE, Pass Christian, MS
*JILLIAN SMITH, Southern Regional, Manahawkin, NJ
*MELANIE THOMPSON, Voorhees, Glen Gardner, NJ

- 2 sophs, 3 juniors, 5 seniors
- 4 states: NY, NJ, RI, MS
- Returnees:
Mc Gee - 2nd in 2007 - 4:53.90
Smith - 4th in 2007 - 4:54.35
Reese - 9th in 2007 - 5:11.03
10th in 2005 - 5:09.79
Greany - 9th in 2006 - 5:12.02
- 2 girls named Jillian

Last year: Tauro repeats and Weller surprises

Danielle Tauro NJ and Jason Weller PA take the HS Mile wins at the 100th Millrose Games. Photos John Nepolitan

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