Top Junior Milers, Relay Squads Set for New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston

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Top Junior Milers, Relay Squads Set for New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston
New England vs. New York Rivalry Renewed in Relay Match-ups
BOSTON (Jan. 24, 2013) – The Patriots and the Giants will be watching the Super Bowl on television but the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix will keep alive the sporting rivalry between Boston and New York with featured New England vs. New York boys’ and girls’ relays on February 2, organizers have announced. And true to the sport’s roots, the country’s top high school indoor milers will once again descend on Boston to try to claim a victory in what is the top event of its kind each year. 
New York and New England diehard sports fans lamenting their NFL and MLB teams’ early exit from the playoffs will see a club boys’ 4 x 800 meters and girls’ 4 x 400 meters consisting of athletes from the top high school teams from both regions in a scored event. Firebirds TC, a club team of athletes from Kellenberg HS, leads the boys’ entries with a time of 7:51.72 already this season. New England’s top squad, Lowell TC, hasn’t posted a standout time just yet but the team of Lowell HS athletes won the 2012 Massachusetts Division 1 Cross Country Championships. Also in the field, Brookline TC has the fastest time in the state this season. 
The Girls’ Junior Mile may be the deepest in the event’s history. Led by the 2012 New Balance Outdoor High School National Champion, Wesley Frazier from Ravenscroft High School in North Carolina, the event also features Maine’s first ever sub 5-minute high school girl, Bethanie Brown, and Connecticut’s indoor 800m state record-holder, Sarah Gillespie.

The fields are listed below:
Girls Junior Mile    
NAME High School Hometown
Annika Gompers Gann Academy Waltham, MA
Sarah Gillespie NW Catholic HS Hartford, CT
Wesley Frazier Ravenscroft HS Raleigh, NC
Ryen Frazier Ravenscroft HS Raleigh, NC
Bethanie Brown Waterville HS Waterville, ME
Marissa Ruskan Bridgewater-Raritan Bridgewater, NJ
Sara Sargent Pennsbury HS Yardley, PA
Katie Lembo Penfield HS Penfield, NY
Keelin Hollowood Saratoga Springs HS Saratoga Springs, NY
Julie Williams Tatnall HS Wilmington, DE
Julie McConville Hingham HS Hingham, MA
Sheridan Wilbur La Salle Academy North Smithfield, RI
Boys Junior Mile    
NAME High School Hometown
Michael O'Donnell Methuen HS Methuen, MA
Henry Wynne Staples HS Westport, CT
James Randon Middlesex HS New Canaan, CT
Jonathan Green St. John HS Berlin, MA
Trevor Crawley Cumberland HS Cumberland, RI
Jay Navin Saratoga Springs HS Saratoga Springs, NY
Jack Hagood Tatnall HS Wilmington, DE
Keith Pease Greece-Athena HS Rochester, NY
Rob Napolitano Red Bank Catholic HS Brick, NJ
Jack Stevenson Stuyvesant HS New York, NY
Garrett O'Toole Middlesex School HS Concord, MA
Bryce Kelley Chariho Regional HS Hope Valley, RI
Boys 4 x 800m   Girls 4 x 400m
New York   New York
St. A’s TC   Villa Bears
Firebirds TC   Kell TC
Flyers TC   TMLA TC
Fidelis TC   SJB Elite TC
Knights TC   Stanners TC
SJB Elite TC    
New England   New England
Lowell AC   South Shore TC
Titans AC   Mansfield TC
Brookline TC   King Phillip TC
Marshfield TC   Needham TC
Billerica TC   Ursuline TC
Wellesley TC   Lexington TC
The 18th-annual New Balance Indoor Grand Prix is the first stop in USA Track & Field’s Championship Series. It begins at 5 p.m. on Feb. 2 at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center at Roxbury Community College. Tickets and meet information can be found on-line at or by calling 1-877-849-8722.



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