BOSTON (Jan. 17) – Caitlin Lane (Greenwich HS/Greenwich NY), Jillian Smith (Southern Regional HS/Manahawkin NJ), Tori Pennings (Warwick Valley HS/Warwick NY) and Keely Maguire (Triton Regional HS/Georgetown MA) will return to the compete in the Girls’ Junior Invitational Mile at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games on Jan. 26, organizers announced today.
Since the Reebok Boston Indoor Games began in 1996, more than 90 Olympic and World Championship medalists have competed in the event, which has also played host to five World Records and nine American Records. The Boys’ and Girls’ Junior Invitational Miles, which began in 2005, have quickly become two of the most prestigious events of their kind.
This is the fourth invitation for Lane, the 2007 NY State Champion at 1500 meters for small schools. Smith, the 2006 Nike Outdoor Nationals Freshman Mile Champion, was runner-up here last year; while Pennings was a member of the runner-up DMR squad at Nike Outdoors.
Maguire is a 2005 Massachusetts Cross Country champion and 2007 New England champ at 1600m.
Challenging them will be Sarah McCurdy (Bay Shore HS/Bay Shore NY), the reigning National Scholastic Indoor 800-meter champion; Nicole Benson (Limestone Community HS/Peoria IL), the 2007 Illinois Cross Country champion; Brianna Welch (North Shore HS/Glen Head NY), NY state class record-holder at 1000 meters for seventh, eighth and ninth grade; Jessica Parry (Catholic Central HS/London, Ontario), who set a Canadian Youth 800-meter national record at the IAAF World Youth Track & Field Championships last July; Bridget Dahlberg (Newton South HS/Newton MA), a three-time All-State champion and 4th in the National Scholastic Indoor Mile; Mary Kate Champagne (Seton Catholic Central HS/Plattsburgh NY), 3rd at 2 Miles at Nike Outdoor Nationals; and Kristin Reese (Carmel HS/Patterson NY), a member of the 4x800m national champion relay team.
The field for the Boys’ Junior Invitational Mile was announced last week.
Sponsored by Reebok International Ltd., with its world headquarters in Canton, Mass., the Reebok Boston Indoor Games is owned and produced by Global Athletics & Marketing, Inc., an athlete-representation and events firm based in Boston.
The Reebok Boston Indoor Games, the second stop in USA Track & Field’s Visa Championship Series, begins at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 26 at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center at Roxbury Community College, 1350 Tremont St. Information and tickets are available on-line at
Boston Indoor Games
or by phone at 1-877-TIX-TRAC.