Torrence, McNamara to Face Off in Falmouth Mile
Anderson, Kampf are among women to watch; 12th stop on the inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013
Posted Thursday, 8 August, 2013
FALMOUTH, Mass. - This year’s elite Falmouth Mile promises to be an exciting event on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 7:00pm at the Falmouth High School track. There will be three races starting with the Tommy Cochary High School Mile that is stacked with stellar high school athletes, followed by the wheelchair and elite races.
In the men’s field, it will be a fierce competition is anticipated between 2012 champion, David Torrence, who finished with a time of 3 minutes, 55.79 seconds last year. He'll take on 2011 champion and course record holder, Jordan McNamara. He has run a 3:54.89 at Falmouth.
These two met recently at the Emsley Carr Mile, where McNamara edged Torrence, 3:52.42 to 3:52.74. They will be joined by Garrett Heath, who finished 3rd last year in his Falmouth debut and is coming off his personal best time of 3:53.15 at the Emsley Carr Mile. Other returning runners include Jack Bolas, Matt Elliot, Will Leer and Craig Miller, who placed 4th at the Falmouth mile in 2012. Making his Falmouth Mile debut this year is runner Duncan Phillips.
In the women's race, Gabriele Anderson, who ran in 2012 (2nd, 4:27.94), 2011 (4th, 4:33.57), and 2010 (2nd, 4:46.27) returns after a season full of personal bests including her 8:42.64 for second place at the IAAF Diamond League 3000m. She faces tough competition from Heather Kampf, who makes her Falmouth debut with a personal best mile time of 4:27.8. Kampf placed 6th at the USA Championships 800m this year and was the 2012 USA Road Mile champion.
Other women to watch are Sarah Brown, who finished 4th last year in 4:31.40 and Katie Mackey, who won the 2013 USATF Oxy High Performance 1500m with a time of 4:04.60 and finished 9th in the 1500m and 8th in the 5000m at the USA Championships. Stephanie Garcia, Ashley Miller, Aisha Praught and Sara Vaughn return to compete while Heidi Gregson debuts at the race.
The Falmouth Mile is the 12th stop on the nationwide inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013.
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