CAIN FOR WOMEN MILE
NEW YORK (USA): The women’s mile at NYRR Millrose Games features 17 year old World leader Mary Cain, who was 2nd here last year; steeplechaser Emma Coburn, Gabe Grunewald and on form World Youth bronze medalist Alexa Efraimson. The Wanamaker Mile will be American mile record holder Alan Webb’s farewell race. Up at the front should be 1500m silver medalists Nick Willis and Leo Manzano, Glasgow winner Chris O’Hare, Lawi Lalang and US Indoor mile champion Will Leer. The Women’s 3000m has the top 3 finishers from the NCAA Cross Country Championships. Terre Haute winner Abbey D’Agostino is fresh from fast 4:28.31 mile and is up against World mile leader and World 5000m finalist Kim Conley. Brie Felnagle’s best of 8:54.74 from 2013 makes her the 2nd fastest in the field behind Sara Hall who set her best back in 2009. Bernard Lagat set a US Indoor record over 2 miles here last year, this year he will race the 2000m and his competition will include Moscow 5th placer Evan Jager. World number 2 Tori Bowie will face European champion Eloyse Lesueur of France and Brianne Theisen Eaton in the women’s long jump. World and Olympic bronze Derek Drouin is the favorite in the high jump where he will face Dusty Jonas and young Bahamaian Ryan Ingraham. Ireland’s World 50km walk champion Rob Heffernan will compete in the 1 mile walk against defending champion Jonathan Hallman who won last year in 6:07.62.