Northwest School’s Maddie Meyers continues to make headlines. She won the Jim Ryun Dream Mile in New York on Saturday. Here are the details:
NEW YORK — Maddie Meyers of Seattle beat an elite field of high-school girls runners to win the Jim Ryun Dream Mile on Saturday at the Adidas Grand Prix IAAF Diamond League track meet.
Meyers, who recently completed her sophomore year at Northwest School, won by more than a second in 4 minutes, 41.93 seconds at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island.
Shelby Hayes, a senior from Winter Park, Fla., who was the Florida state champion in the 3,200 and 1,600 meters, finished second in 4:43.00.
Kelsey Margey, a state champion from Greenlawn, N.Y., was third in 4:43.91.
Last month, Meyers set Class 1A state-meet records on her way to titles in the 800 and 1,600, and also won the 3,200 state championship.
Meyers also has won two state prep cross-country titles, and was state champion in the 1,600 and 3,200 as a freshman.
Photo credit: Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times
Meyers told ESPN RISE, “To beat runners like this in a meet like is just amazing,” said Meyers. “It’s the best moment I’ve ever had.”
Here is the story from ESPN on how the race played out.
Here is a video from Flotrack.org, before the event:
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