Cheverus's Jack Terwilliger ran with the big boys in the featured Running Times Mile @ the first Maine Distance Gala tonight, and more than held his own. The race was set up to give Maine native Riley Masters a shot to become the first Maine native to run under 4 minutes for the mile on Maine soil, and while Masters would come up short (4:03.47), Terwilliger hung with the fast early pace going through the first lap in 60 seconds, and covering 800m in 2:03, Jack would hang tough for a new state leading & personal best 4:14.88. On the girls side newly sub 5 minute 1600m runner Bethanie Brown (Waterville) dropped down to the 2 lap 800m, she clocked a personal best & state #2 performance of 2:18.83. For more coverage including videos of each race & Interviews click the headline.
The MaineTrackXC Boys High School Mile is part of the Maine Distance Gala taking place at Bowdoin College tomorrow evening,cCome be part of history tomorrow as Riley Masters attempts to become the first Mainer to run sub 4 in the mile on Maine soil. For a detailed look at each competitor in the MaineTrackXC Boys High School Mile click the headline.
A reminder to any HS school athletes that would like to run in the Maine Distance Gala @ Bowdoin College on Friday June 17th to sign up at the meet registration page. An update list of entries has been added so check it out ENTRY LIST. Join those who have already signed up to be part of this great meet
The Maine Distance Gala today is expected to add a new chapter to the summer track schedule in Maine. (via www.pressherald.com)
Riley Masters falls short of his goal of a 4-minute mile, finishing second to Dom Channon with a time of 4:03.47. (via www.pressherald.com)
Ben Plohr HS 800m winner
Mens Masters Mile
Riley Masters' feet moved so slowly on the basepaths and his bat had so little pop, his Bangor High junior varsity teammates hung a nickname on him: Riley the Rally Killer.(via www.pressherald.com)
Mens Elite Mile
Girls HS Mile
Boys HS 800m
Boys HS Mile
When Riley Masters became the first University of Maine runner to break the elusive 4-minute barrier in the mile on Feb. 13, 2010, he accomplished a goal every distance runner dreams about. The only drawback was that the Bangor native didn’t do it in his home state, as he achieved ... (via The Bangor Daily News)
Girls HS 800m
Jesse Orach HS 2 Mile winner
BRUNSWICK — The stage was set for history at one of Maine’s most prestigious tracks, as Riley Masters of Bangor was looking to accomplish something no other Pine Tree State runner has done on his home soil: break the elusive 4-minute barrier in the mile. With the sun setting amongst ... (via The Bangor Daily News)
Girls 2 mile HS
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