2024 Millrose Games

News And Notes From The 116th Running Of The Millrose Games

News And Notes From The 116th Running Of The Millrose Games

Here's an overview of the top performances from the Millrose Games on Sunday in New York City.

Feb 11, 2024 by Cory Mull
News And Notes From The 116th Running Of The Millrose Games

Here is news and notes from the 116th running of the Millrose Games on Sunday in New York City. 

- Bahamian Devynne Charlton set a new World Record in the 60mH with her win in a time of 7.67.

- Elle St. Pierre captured a new American record in the women's Wanamaker mile, posting a time of 4:16.41 to down her old record of 4:16.85 from 2020. 

- Josh Kerr set a new World record in the 2-mile. See here. He ran 3:57 over the final mile. 

- Oops. Ethiopian teenager Medina Eisa surged to the line in the Mary Beth Hogan women's 2-mile and took the win in 9:04.39, but she didn't stay in the outside alley to start the race, cutting inside early. She was DQ'ed shortly after the race. Ultimately, Britain's Laura Muir was then named the official winner. She won in a new British record of 9:04.84. Some more good news? OAC's Alicia Monson captured a new American record in 9:09.70.

- It was all Christian Coleman in the men's 60m. The Nike athlete secured the bag with a winning time of 6.51, which was three-hundredths of a second faster than Hakim Sani Brown of Japan. 

- Yared Nuguse did Yared Nuguse things again in the men's Wanamaker mile, clocking a time of 3:47.83 to take the field and hold off the surging Hobbs Kessler, who was less than a second behind. Nuguse was just off his American record of 3:47.38, which he set last year in this same meet. 

- The boys 600m featured some of the nation's best young sprinters, and it was Quincy Wilson, the high school sophomore from Bullis School, that earned the win in 1:17.36, holding off a strong first 400m from Jonathan Simms, who went out in 49.44. Jaden Marchan was second in 1:17.96 and Simms was third in 1:18.22 in his first 600m.

- Chris Nilsen claimed the men's pole vault title with a mark of 19 feet, 1 inch, taking down KC Lightfoot's similar mark -- Nilsen cleared the bar on his first attempt, while Lightfoot nabbed the height on his second.

- Saint Lucia's Julien Alfred, a Texas-based sprinter, set a new World lead in the 60m with a time of 6.99. 

- American Talitha Diggs took down Irish athlete Rhasidat Adeleke in the 300m, clocking a time of 36.21. Adeleke was second in 36.42.

- Ukrainian Yaroslava Mahuchikh set a new meet and facility record in the high jump, clearing 2.00 meters (6-6.75) as she held off American Vashti Cunningham (1.97m). 

- Bryce Hoppel scored the win in the men's 800m, pocketing a time of 1:45.54 as he put down a final lap of 27.68 seconds.