2012 adidas Grand Prix
Four Dream Mile and 100 showdowns, plus big 800
DREAM CHAMPS: Chapus, Montoya, Sanders, Whitfield
Killer mile wins by Montoya, Chapus; Florida stars win 100s; Wilson 2:02 - By Brian Towey
HIGHLIGHTS - Results | Photos
** B-100: Levonte Whitfield FL ran 10.43 (-0.9) to top Jamaican Jazeel Murphy 10.47 and Texas 5A/Great Southwest champ Abraham Hall 10.54. Tyreek Hill GA false-starts and defending Marvin Bracy FL did not compete. ** B-MILE: Bernie Montoya AZ outkicked the fantastic field with a US#1 4:01.32, #9 all-time, followed by Jacob Burcham WV 4:02.73 and Josh Lampron MA 4:02.98. Nine runners broke 4:05, but favored Ed Cheserek who ran 4:02 indoors faded from the lead after 880 and finished 12th in 4:07.29.
**W-800: Ajee Wilson ran a US#1 PR 2:02.61 for seventh (#6 all-time) and Amy Weissenbach ran US#3 2:04.03 for eighth in the women's 800 meters against serious international competition. Both defeated 1,500-meter world champion Jenny Simpson, who was ninth. Three women broke two minutes.
** G-MILE: Cami Chapus CA successfully defended her title in the Dream Mile, running a PR US#2 4:39.64 (#8 all-time) to hold off Angel Piccirillo PA (US#3 4:39.94) and surprising Alli Cash KS (US#4 4:39.98). Freshman Alexa Efraimson WA was fourth in 4:42.41 (just .41 off the frosh USR).
**G-100: Shayla Sanders FL sped to the victory in 11.34 seconds (+1.2w) to take the title, beating Aaliyah Brown IL US#4 11.44 and Kali Davis-White FL US#5 11.45. Sanders was just .01 off her US#1.
**B-4x400: Christian Brothers Academy NJ came from third to first on the anchor leg to win the junior boys title in 3:15.73.
** Boys Dream Mile: Will fastest entrant Ed Cheserek win or will Utah's Brad Nye have his number again? Or will it be any one of several other 2012 stars, like Craig Engels, Izaic Yorks, Marcus Dickson, or Josh Lampron?
** Boys Dream 100: Can Marvin Bracy come back from injury and defend his 2011 title? Can Tyreek Hill back up his amazing Golden South performance? Or will it be fast-rising and consistent Texas star Abraham Hill?
** Girls Dream Mile: Can Cami Chapus bounce back from a state meet loss to retain her 2011 crown? Or will Nikki Hiltz top her again and win her first national caliber race? Or will it be Angel Piccirillo or Haley Pierce, the US#1 and 2 in the 1,600?
** Girls Dream 100: Will season-long list leader Shayla Sanders hold her form and win? Or could it be Texas' 2011 World Youth champ Jennifer Madu or Callifornia champ Ariana Washington?
** Diamond League 800: Who will win the first 2012 meeting of megastars Ajee' Wilson and Amy Weissenbach? And how will they fare against a field of world-class women pros? Could the 1982 USR finally go down?
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