The Festival of Miles in St. Louis will be a short, but oh so sweet evening of fast races at St. Louis University High School.
The best milers and 800m runners from across the U.S. will clash for bragging rights and a chance to etch their names in history. Don’t believe me? Last year’s professional mile saw Grant Fisher become the seventh prep runner to break four minutes. Check out the top four must-watch races!
1. Men’s Elite Mile Who: Jordan McNamara, Cristian Soratos, Jake Hurysz, Frezer Legesse When: 8:50PM CT Why: The event has produced 19 sub-four minute miles since 2009, including Fisher’s historic run in 2015. Event record-holder Jordan McNamara is no stranger to the meet and will look for his third consecutive Festival of Miles win. He opened up his 1500m campaign this year with a 3:38.26 section victory at the Hoka One One Middle Distance Classic—his fastest opener since 2012. Cristian Soratos will aim for his first pro win since bursting onto the scene last season at Montana State. His season best of 3:40 was only good enough for 11th at the Ostrava Golden Spike Challenge, but it’s a step in the right direction and only a fraction off his PB.
SAINT LOUIS TRACK CLUB MEN’S MILE
SUB 4 BONUS – $1,000 to the winner if he goes sub 4
MEET RECORD BONUS – additional $1,000 to the winner if he goes under 3:54.27
SAINT LOUIS INJURY AND REHAB WOMEN’S 800
2:00 BONUS – $1,000 to the winner if she runs under 2:01.00
2016 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
6:30pm GO! St. Louis Healthy Kids Mile
6:45pm GO! St. Louis Middle School Mile
7:00pm National Anthem & Introduction
7:10pm Junior High Invitational Girls Mile
7:20pm Junior High Invitational Boys Mile
7:30pm Spewak Training HS Girls Elite Development Mile
7:40pm Spewak Training HS Boys Elite Development Mile
7:50pm Mascot 400 meter dash
8:00pm US Marine Corps HS Girls 800 meter run
8:10pm US Marine Corps HS Boys 800 meter run
8:20pm Big River Running HS Girls Mile Championship
8:30pm Saint Louis Injury and Rehab Womens 800 meter run
8:40pm Big River Running HS Boys Mile Championship
8:50pm Saint Louis Track Club Mens Mile