The Next High School Dream Mile

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

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

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