Drew Hunter is one of adidas’ Next Generation of elite athletes. A young miler, who has gone pro right after high school, Mr. Hunter is one of the most eagerly anticipated young professional milers in some time. His indoor professional debut is this Saturday, January 21, at the New Balance Armory Games. I love that meet! I went there in 2010 and enjoyed the atmosphere immensely. In 2017, Drew Hunter will be joined by Ajee’ Wilson and D.J. Principe, a young man who ran 4:04.27 for the mile on the last day of 2016!
Drew Hunter to Make Pro Indoor Debut
At New Balance Games at The Armory
NEW YORK, January 17, 2017 – Drew Hunter will make his professional indoor debut at the New Balance Games on Saturday, January 21 at The Armory’s New Balance Track and Field Center.
The New Balance Games takes place over two days, January 20-21, and is one of the largest Armory meets of the year.
The 19-year-old from Purcellville, Va., will run in an elite mile field nearly a year after he broke Alan Webb’s national high school record at the 2016 Armory Track Invitational. Hunter drove his record time even lower at the NYRR Millrose Games with 3:57.81.
Hunter signed a 10-year shoe endorsement contract with Adidas after graduating from Loudoun Valley High School in Virginia last summer.
Olympian Ajee’ Wilson will also run at The Armory for the first time this winter in the 600 meters. Wilson is the No. 2 American all-time in the event. Wilson opened her indoor season by running a fast 2:42.71 in the 1,000 meters.
D.J. Principe, Jr., a Stanford-bound high school state champion from Rhode Island, will be in the men’s mile field with Hunter. The senior from La Salle Academy ran 4:04.47 in the mile on Dec. 31.
About The Armory Foundation: The Armory is a New York City non-profit institution, with the mission of “Keeping Kids on Track.” Each season the Armory — the proud home of the NYRR Millrose Games — hosts more than 100 track & field meets and welcomes more than 125,000 athlete visits. Besides its many youth sports and educational programs, The Armory runs the Armory Track Invitational, U.S. Army Hispanic Games, Artie O’Connor College Invitational, Armory NYC Indoor Marathon, the New Balance Games, and the New Balance Nationals Indoors. The Armory is also the home to the National Track & Field Hall of Fame. For more: Please visit ArmoryTrack.com.