Foot Locker Finalists Chase Fast 5K At Texas Distance Festival

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By Cory Mull for MileSplit

SOUTHLAKE, TX --
There's little doubt this year's Texas Distance Festival at Southlake Carroll High will have the makings of a special meet. While much of the focus has been placed at the foot of the elite 5K fields lining up on Saturday night, the event also will have extremely competitive fields in the 800m, 1600m and the 3200m. In the 1600m, for instance, Southlake Carroll freshman Chris Tracht will attempt to break a world record in the T44 classification in the 1500m -- which will require a conversion from his 1600m time. For race contenders and info into each race, read on below.

Boys Elite 5K


Event Info: Saturday, 9:35 p.m.

State of the action: The premier event of the night starts in primetime. Who will win? It's anyones guess. While St. Joseph Notre Dame's Cooper Teare, an Oregon signee, has the race's best seed time at 14:38, Southlake Carroll's Reed Brown, an Oregon recruit, has finished second in this race in back-to-back years. El Paso Eastwood's Daniel Bernal, a Furman signee, could very make a big statement. Don't forget abotu Luis Grijalva of Armijo in California. He could be a surprise pick to win. Carlisle's Noah Affolder, a Syracuse recruit with 2-mile speed in his legs, might be the most ready to win on Saturday. Don't forget about Connor Lane (Stanford recruit), Alex Maier, Seth Hirsch (Wisconsin recruit) or Dan Viegra (Wake Forest recruit). Any of these runners could win. It will depend on how this race plays out. Will anyone go out for the impossible: a sub-14 time? That seems unlikely. But if the pace starts to jump, expect the meet record -- 14:41 -- to be broken. Either way, this will be one of the best races to watch from wire-to-wire all year.

SEED ATHLETE SCHOOL PR
1 Teare, Cooper St. Joseph Notre Dame 14:38
2 Bernal, Daniel El Paso Eastwood 14:40
3 Brown, Reed Southlake Carroll 14:41
4 Maier, Alex Lewisville Flower Mound 14:43
5 Affolder, Noah Carlisle HS 14:47
6 Grijalva, Luis Armijo HS 14:49
7 Hirsch, Seth Millard West NE 14:55
8 Lane, Connor Cardinal Gibbons 14:59
9 Viegra, Daniel Pflugerville Hendrickson 15:01

Read the full meet preview here.

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