On Sunday March 11, 2012 the next version of a high school dream mile takes place at The Armory Track & Field Center in New York, NY. Two of the biggest names in high school distance running, Edward Cheserek and Jacob Burcham, will lead a talented field in the Big Apple.
New York Armory Track - Milesplit photo
Edward Cheserek - Stone Photo
Junior Edward Cheserek from St. Benedict's Prep out of Newark, NJ comes into the meet as the odds on favorite to win the mile and challenge Alan Webb's national high school indoor mile record of 3:59.86. At the New Balance Games on January 21, 2012, Cheserek set the national high school record for juniors in the mile with a time of 4:02.21 on the exact same New York Armory track. As a sophomore Cheserek ran a 4:03.29 mile to finish 4th at the addidas Grand Prix. This past cross country season, Cheserek added the title, National Champion, to his resume when he won the Foot Locker Cross Country Nationals with a time of 14:51.50.
Jacob Burcham - Lance McDaniel Graphic Design
Jacob Burcham of Cabell Midland High School from Ona West Virginia is a serious challenger to upset Cheserek. The 5 time West Virginia state champion recently ran a 4:07.20 mile at the Brooks PR Invitational held in Seattle Washington and was nipped at the line by Marcus Dickson from Buckley Washington. As a sophomore, Burcham placed 7th at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Lille, France on July 10, 2011 in the 1500m with a time of 3:46.55 which was a new American high school sophomore record. The old record stood for 33 years. Jeff Warwick of Florida had the record of 3:48.0 set back in 1978.
Cabell Midland Photo
Event 9 Boys 1 Mile Run (Updated March 7) ==============================
============================== =================== Sunday 3/11/2012 - 1:49 PM Meet: 4:05.50 3/14/2010 Alex Hatz, Fay-Manlius, Manlius, NY Freshman: 4:15.43 1/10/2009 Lukas Verzbicas, Linc-Way,New Lenox,IL Natl, Armory: 3:59.86 1/20/2001 Alan Webb, South Lakes, Reston, VA Sophomore: 4:09.82 3/9/1997 Andy Powell, Oliver AmesN Easton, MA Junior: 4:02.21 1/21/2012 Edward Cheserek, St Benedict's, Newark,NJ Senior: 3:59.86 1/20/2001 Alan Webb, South Lakes, Reston, VA Name Year School ============================== ============================== =================== Section 1 Timed Finals 1 2310 Michael McNamee 12 Vienna, VA 2 2674 David Taranto 12 Burlington, MA 3 3958 Brendan Robertson 12 Westborough, MA 4 3129 Jack Huemmler 13 Wallingford, PA 5 2148 Everett Price 12 New Providence, 6 108 Quentin Stipp 12 Arlington, MA 7 474 Eric Holt 13 Patterson, NY 8 3141 Konrad Surkont 12 New York, NY 9 1607 Brent Coulter 12 Virginia Beach, 10 4154 Logan Miller 13 Chantilly, VA 11 3140 Jack Stevenson 13 New York, NY Section 2 Timed Finals 1 1826 Joel Hubbard 12 Marshfield, MA 2 526 Mike Marsella 12 Hope Valley, RI 3 3042 Edward Cheserek 13 Newark, NJ 4 2872 Christian Delago 12 Latham, NY 5 2379 Ben Malone 13 Hillsdale, NJ 6 756 Brad Nye 12 Kaysville, UT 7 4153 Sean McGorty 13 Fairfax, VA 8 2334 Jacob Burcham 13 Barboursville, W 9 1598 Brannon Kidder 12 Lancaster, OH 10 2404 Nicholas Christensen 12 Peabody, MA