This weekend is always an exciting one as stars from across the track and field world descend upon New York City for the Millrose Games, now hosted by the Armory and sponsored by the New York Road Runners.
And, as expected, there will be significant Ivy flavor. Of the entries that have been posted, there are six alums, one individual undergraduate and one relay scheduled to compete within the NBC television window (between 4 pm and 6 pm).
Columbia graduates Johnny Gregorek (asics) and Kyle Merber (Hoka One One) will contend for the Wanamaker Mile title at the meet’s final event against the likes of Robby Andrews, Leo Manzano and Clayton Murphy.
Princeton alum Donn Cabral (Hoka One One) and Dartmouth grad Ben True (Saucony) will be facing off with an impressive field, including Matthew Centrowitz, Lawi Lalang and Ryan Hill, in the Paavo Nurmi 2-Mile Run.
Harvard sophomore Myles Marshall (Kingwood, Texas) will be aiming for the Heps record in the 1,000-meter run when he squares off with Cas Loxsom, David Torrence, Donovan Brazier and others. Adam Dixon’s 2:19.79 has held up as the Ivy mark for 36 years now.
Yale alum Kate Grace (Nike), an Olympic finalist in the 800 in Rio, is among the headliners in the women’s Wanamaker Mile with Brenda Martinez, Shannon Rowbury and collegian record threat Kaela Edwards of Oklahoma State.
Princeton grad Cecilia Barowski (Hoka One One) will vie for position in the 800-meter run with the likes of Ajeé Wilson, Olivia Baker and Charlene Lipsey.
The last Ivy representative within the NBC window will be the Columbia men’s 4×400-meter relay in the College Metropolitan Challenge.
In the hour-and-a-half leading up to the national broadcast, another three Heps alums, three current individuals and four relay squads are scheduled to appear on the live web stream at usatf.tv.
Dartmouth graduate Dana Giordano (USA) and former Princeton standout Ashley Higginson (Saucony) will face off in a strong 3k field right before the national television broadcast while four Ivy Leaguers will compete in the Men’s Armory Invitational Mile before 3 pm. Those four are Princeton grad Peter Callahan (Belgium), Penn senior Chris Hatler (Sparta, N.J.), Princeton freshman Conor Lundy (Tuckahoe, N.Y.) and Columbia senior Rob Napolitano (Brick, N.J.).
Penn, Columbia and Princeton will also have entries in the college men’s distance medley relay while the Lions’ women will take flight in the Metropolitan 4×4 Challenge.
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