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2016 Sir Walter Miler

2016 Sir Walter Miler


The initial fields for the 2016 Sir Walter Miler in Raleigh, North Carolina, have been announced. Returning in the elite men's mile, is last year's runner-up, Kyle Merber. Joining him are a handful of other top-notch milers who recently competed at the Olympic Trials: Johnny Gregorek and Colby Alexander who finished in sixth and seventh place respectively in Eugene, as well as Donnie Cowart, Corey Leslie and Craig Forys who will pace the field in an attempt to break the record-setting 3:57.38 run by Robby Andrews in 2015.

Another miler creating buzz for the event is Drew Hunter, the prep phenom who solidified his place in history this year by becoming the eighth high school runner to ever break four in the mile. This will be Hunter's first race as a pro following the announcement made last week that he is foregoing his college career in signing a 10-year deal with adidas who will pay for his education at the university of his choosing.

The women's elite field includes Olympians Morgan Uceny (1500) and Anna Willard (Steeplechase) as well as Amanda Eccleston, Sara Vaughn, Lauren Johnson, Stephanie Brown and Nicole Tully- all of whom are fresh off of Trials races in Eugene.
Men’s Field
Colby Alexander – Hoka One One / NJ-NY Track Club
Jack Bolas – NJ-NY Track Club
​Mikey Brannigan - NYAC
Donnie Cowart – Saucony
Graham Crawford - SWHP
​Chris Derrick - Nike
Johnny Gregorek – Asics
Brandon Hudgins - Vasculitis Foundation
Drew Hunter – adidas
Cory Leslie – Nike / Furman Elite
Kyle Merber – Hoka One One / NJ-NY Track Club
Ford Palmer – Hoka One One / NJ-NY Track Club
Morgan Pearson
Blake Williams – Pop Up Miles Champ
Lex Williams – Saucony
Craig Forys – ASICS Furman Elite (pace)
Women’s Field
Stephanie Brown – Nike
​Rachel Cliff - Asics
Amanda Eccleston – Brooks
Lianne Farber – New Balance NorCal
Brook Handler – Brooks
Lauren Johnson
Heather Kampf – Asics / Team USA MN
​Cory McGee - New Balance
​Shannon Osika - Saucony
Sarah Rapp – Pop Up Miles Champ
Rachel Schneider – Under Armour
Nicole Tully – Hoka One One / NJ-NY Track Club
Morgan Uceny – adidas
Sara Vaughn – Brooks / Boulder Track Club
Anna Willard – Oiselle
Steph Herrick – Central Park Track Club New Balance (pace)
(Races in Eastern Timezone)

8:30pm -- USATF NC Mile Championship, that includes a “Raleigh vs. Durham” team competition. At
8:40pm -- Run Club 4×400 relay will crown the fastest coed run club in the Triangle.
9:00pm -- National Anthem 
9:05pm -- Women's Elite Race
9:15pm -- Men's Elite Race

Awards ceremony will follow.

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Sir Walter Miler Fields Announced!

Jul 15, 2016 by Allie Woodward - 5 Comments

Prep sensation Drew Hunter will make his professional debut at this year's Sir Walter Miler amid a stout field of elite athletes
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