Tardy to compete in New Balance Grand Prix Mile

Senior Tia Tardy of Mt Desert Island has been invited to compete in the New Balance Grand Prix Mile on January 28th in Boston at the Reggie Lewis Center.

Tardy who ran a mile best of 4:55.23 a year ago has yet to open up her 2016-17 high school season but is looking for a personal best & possible Maine all-time best at the prestigious junior mile at the New Balance Grand Prix. Last year saw the field of 11 all run under the 5 minute barrier, and with the track having been resurfaced at the Reggie Lewis Center the race should be just as fast this winter.

Tia will be the second Maine high school to compete in the event. Back in 2013 former Waterville & current Iowa State standout Bethanie Brown finished second in a Maine all-time best of 4:54.57

2016 New Balance Grand Prix Girls Junior Mile results

Maine Girls Indoor High School All-Time Top Ten

Bethanie BrownWaterville4:54.57New Balance Grand Prix2/2/2013
Tia TardyOrono4:55.23EMITL Championship2/8/2016
Wendy DelanBonny Eagle4:55.54NSIC1987
Abby IselbornCatherine McAuley5:03.47Class B State2/19/2007
Heather ClarkBrewer5:04.512003
Kialeigh MarstonBonny Eagle5:05.48New Balance Indoor Nationals3/8/2013
Charlotte PierceThornton Academy5:05.90New England Championship3/2/2013
Hilary MaximOld Town5:06.09Class B State2/18/2008
Cassie HintzOld Town5:06.32EMITL Championship2/12/2005
Lisa WakemScarborough5:06.601985

Meet Schedule

3:30PMMasters Men's Mile
3:32PMMen's High Jump
3:35PMWomen's Triple Jump
3:37PMMBTA Youth Relay
3:47PMHS Mixed Relay
3:55PMBoys' Junior Mile
4:03PMWomen's 800m
4:10PMMen's 300m
4:15PMMen's Long Jump
4:19PMWomen's 60m Hurdles
4:25PMGirls' Junior Mile
4:34PMWomen's Pole Vault
4:38PMWomen's 300m
4:44PMNew Balance Men's 600m
4:50PMWomen's Mile
4:58PMWomen's 300m
5:05PMWomen's 3000m
5:19PMMen's 60m
5:24PMMen's 3000m
5:36PMNew Balance Women's DMR
5:52PMMen's Mile