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PRO RACES

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2017 Men's Mile Field

MENS MILE: This race has become a regular stop for some of America’s best milers since 2009 when US Olympian Leo Manzano led three men under the four minute barrier with his 3:55.29. The 2015 edition saw history with high school superstar Grant Fisher becoming just the 7th U.S. HSer ever to break four! In 2016, Jordan McNamara (Nike Oregon Track Club) was first to cross the finish line in 3:56.39 earning is fourth Festival of Miles win. All told, FOM has produced 22 sub four-minute-miles, making SLUH one of the most famous, and fastest, high school tracks in the country!

ALL-TIME SUB-4 LIST
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2017 Women's 800 Field

WOMENS 800: In 2011 the Festival of Miles added the Women’s 800 meter race to its schedule and it has been a huge crowd favorite. Team USA Minnesota teammates Gabriele Anderson and Heather Kampf went one-two in that first edition of the event. Kampf, however, came back won the event each the next three years. 2015 saw a new meet record with three-time NCAA Champion LaTavia Thomas (NJNY Track Club) running 2:00.99. Local high school standout Hannah Long finished fifth in 2:04.23, the 2nd-fastest high school time of 2015. In 2016, hometown favorite from Eureka, MO, Shannon Leinert (Brooks/Speed Factory Athletics) pulled off her first Festival of Miles victory with a time of 2:03.19.

ALL-TIME 800M LIST

2017 Prize Money:

MEN’S MILE
1st- $1,000
2nd- $600
3rd- $400
4th- $200
5th- $100
SUB 4 BONUS  – $1,000 to the winner if he goes sub 4
MEET RECORD BONUS – additional $1,000 to the winner if he goes under 3:54.27

WOMEN’S 800
1st- $1,000
2nd- $600
3rd- $400
4th- $200
5th- $100
2:00 BONUS – $1,000 to the winner if she runs under 2:01.00

*Interested in competing? Email Carter Snow at csnowfall@gmail.com