Millrose Games Preps — Fast Mile For Marlee Starliper

A meet record 4:37.76 found Marlee Starliper running away from the Millrose mile field. (KIRBY LEE/IMAGE OF SPORT)

NEW YORK CITY, February 08—A national record in the boys 3000 was the highlight of a busy afternoon of high school competition at the Millrose Games. Californian Nico Young clocked 7:56.97 in the professional race at the Armory, cutting more than 2 seconds off Drew Hunter’s 2016 standard (7:59.33).

The top girls’ mark went to Marlee Starliper (Northern, Dillsburg, Pennsylvania), who won the mile for the second year in a row, lowering her own meet record to 4:37.76. That moved her to No. 4 all-time indoors and No. 10 on the absolute list. En route she hit 1500 in 4:19.40, good for No. 5 on the all-time indoor performers list.

“I was so focused on what I was doing that for a while I had no idea what was going on behind me,” said the NC State-bound Starliper, who won by more than 6 seconds over Juliette Whittaker (Mt de Sales, Catonsville, Maryland). “I just wanted to hit those 70 splits as accurately as I can. I was going through and I was maybe just a second off and I was feeling really good. When I saw the clock I was like, ‘Wow!’”

Back in 6th was Taylor Ewert (Beavercreek, Ohio), who finished in 4:50.07 a few hours after taking the women’s mile walk in a year-leading 6:34.53.

Distance superstar Katelyn Tuohy (North Rockland, Thiells, New York) opted not to run an individual event, so there was no head-to-head with Starliper. However, Tuohy anchored her school’s 4×8 in 2:09.41, the day’s fastest split, to move up 7 spots to 4th (9:20.20) behind the list-leading 9:13.72 winner by Brentwood (Tennessee).

Others moving up the all-time lists were Sean Dixon-Brodie (Bloomfield, Connecticut), who won the boys triple jump with history’s No. 3 effort, 52-1¾, and Reheem Hayles (Springfield Gardens, New York), now No. 6 in the 600 thanks to a 1:18.59 victory.

Two days before the main portion of the meet, Monique Hardy (Thomas, Webster, New York) launched the 20-pound weight 66-11¼, the second farthest throw of all time, behind Shelby Ashe’s 9-year-old HSR 68-2¾.


MILLROSE GAMES BOYS RESULTS

New York City, February 08 (200 banked)—

Men’s 300: 2. Justin Robinson (West, Hazelwood, Mo) 33.17 (x, =10 HS).

600: 1. Reheem Hayles (Springfield Gardens, NY) 1:18.59 (HSL) (6, 11 HS).

Men’s 3000: 11. Nico Young (Newbury Park, Ca) 7:56.97 HSR, absolute HSR (old records 7:59.33, Drew Hunter [Loudoun Valley, Purcellville, Va] ’16) (5:17.89 HSR—old HSR 5:19.57 Hunter ’16) (absolute HSR, old 5:18.5 Galen Rupp [Central Catholic, Portland, Or] ’04).

4 x 400: 1. Huntington 3:19.80.

4 x 800: 1. Ridge, Basking Ridge, NJ 7:50.02 (HSL).

PV: 1. Spencer Evans (Lake Norman, Mooresville, NC) 17-¾

TJ: 1. Sean Dixon-Brodie (Bloomfield, Ct) 52-1¾ (HSL) (3, 3 HS).

Wt(2/06): 1. Kyle Moison (Lincoln, RI) 74-¾.

MILLROSE GIRLS RESULTS

60: 1. ***Shawnti Jackson (Wakefield, Raleigh, NC) 7.40 (6.87 HSL); 2. **Moforehan Abinusawa (Germantown, Ft Washington, Pa) 7.43.

300: 1. Talitha Diggs (Saucon Valley, Hellertown, Pa) 37.67; 2. Isabella Whitaker (Mt de Sales, Catonsville, Md) 37.76; 3. *Aaliyah Pyatt (Massaponax, Fredericksburg, Md) 38.44; 4. Jackson 38.52.

600: 1. *Makayla Paige (Memorial, Tewksbury, Ma) 1:30.28 (HSL);

2. Victoria Vanriele (Livingston, Berkeley Heights, NJ) 1:30.55.

Mile: 1. Marlee Starliper (Northern, Dillsburg, Pa) 4:37.76 (HSL) (4, 5 HS; in/out: 10, x HS) (4:19.40 HSL [5, 6 HS]);

2. **Juliette Whittaker (Mt de Sales) 4:43.89; 3. Taryn Parks (Greencastle-Antrim, Greencastle, Pa) 4:44.98; 4. J*Jenna Hutchins (Science Hill, Johnson City, Tn) 4:45.12.

Women’s 60H: 7. Leah Phillips (Bullis, Potomac, Md) 8.44.

Women’s MileW: 1. Taylor Ewert (Beavercreek, Oh) 6:34.53 (HSL).

4 x 200: 1. Bullis School 1:37.19 (HSL).

4 x 800: 1. Brentwood, Tn 9:13.72 (HSL);

2. Shenendehowa, Clifton Park, NY 9:13.89; 3. SS Neumann & Goretti, Philadelphia 9:16.97; 4. North Rockland, Thiells, NY 9:20.20 (Katelyn Tuohy 2:09.41).

PV(2/06): 1. Leah Pasqualetti (Orchard Park, NY) 13-7¼; 2. Sydney Horn (Manheim Township, Lancaster, Pa) 13-5¼.

TJ: 1. Nadia Saunders (North Rockland) 40-7; 2. Jordan Hardy (Hampton, Va) 40-7; 3. Alissa Braxton (Commack, NY) 40-4.

Wt(2/06): 1. Monique Hardy (Thomas, Webster, NY) 66-11¼ (HSL) (2, 2 HS). ◻︎

Subscription Options

Monthly Subscription
(Digital Only)

  • Access to Current Articles
  • Access to Current Issues
  • eTrack Results Newsletter
  • Unlimited Content from our Technique Journal, Track Coach

$7.95 every month (recurring)

Annual Subscription
(Digital Only)

  • Access to Current Articles
  • Access to Current Issues
  • eTrack Results Newsletter
  • Unlimited Content from our Technique Journal, Track Coach

$79.00 every year (recurring)

Monthly Premium Archive
(Digital Only)

  • Unlimited Articles
  • Access to Archived Issues
  • eTrack Results Newsletter
  • Unlimited Content from our Technique Journal, Track Coach

$12.95 every month (recurring)

Annual Premium Archive
(Digital Only)

  • Unlimited Articles
  • Access to Archived Issues
  • eTrack Results Newsletter
  • Unlimited Content from our Technique Journal, Track Coach

$128.00 every year (recurring)

Annual Subscription
(Digital + Print)

  • Access to Current Articles
  • Access to Current Issues
  • eTrack Results Newsletter
  • Unlimited Content from our Technique Journal, Track Coach
  • 12 Monthly Print Issues

$109.00 USA every year (recurring)
$157.00 Canada every year (recurring)
$207.00 Foreign every year (recurring)

Annual Premium Archive
(Digital + Print)

  • Unlimited Articles
  • Access to Archived Issues
  • eTrack Results Newsletter
  • Unlimited Content from our Technique Journal, Track Coach
  • 12 Monthly Print Issues

$158.00 USA every year (recurring)
$206.00 Canada every year (recurring)
$256.00 Foreign every year (recurring)

Annual Subscription
(Print Only)

  • 12 Monthly Print Issues
  • Does not include online access or eTrack Results Newsletter

$79.00 USA every year (recurring)
$127.00 Canada every year (recurring)
$177.00 Foreign every year (recurring)

Track Coach
(Digital Only)

  • Track Coach Quarterly Technique Journal
  • Access to Track Coach Archived Issues

Note: Track Coach is included with all Track & Field News digital subscriptions. If you are a current T&FN subscriber, purchase of a Track Coach subscription will terminate your existing T&FN subscription and change your access level to Track Coach content only. Track & Field News print only subscribers will need to upgrade to a T&FN subscription level that includes digital access to read Track Coach issues and articles online.

$19.95 every year (recurring)