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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.