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Inaugural New Balance Scholastic Mile in Falmouth







ON AUG. 14 the CIGNA Falmouth Road
Race will STAGE [institute] the New Balance Scholastic Mile, the
first high school mile to be held PRIOR TO before the 15th annual
Elite Falmouth Mile. The race is limited to boys and girls who competed for
their high school teams in the 2010 season and are residents of Cape Cod.

 

“It was something our board of
directors wanted to see happen,” said Co-director John Carroll. “The board
would like to create more opportunities for involvement from CAPE high school
athletes, and this is a great opportunity to showcase local runners.”

 

New Balance will donate uniforms
and spikes. The athletes will pick up their equipment at the New Balance store
in Mashpee Commons the week before the race.

 

The mile races will take place at
the James Kalperis Track at Falmouth High School. The high school races begin
with the girls at 5:50 p.m., followed immediately by the high school boys’
race. At 6:15, the elite women will compete and at 6:30 the elite men . The
elite races will feature some of the better women and men in the U.S., who are
running for a $2,000 first place prize.

 

The Elite Mile race is entering its
15th year. Falmouth has had 15 men run sub-four minutes. The runner
to watch this year is Ed Moran, a former College of William & Mary runner,
who ran 4:00.01 in 2008. Moran is running very well and would like to join the
sub four-minute club.

 

The men’s record is 3:56.55 set by
Jon Rankin in 2008, while the women’s record is 4:25.27 by Suzy Favor-Hamilton
in 2002.

 

The best high school times by Cape
athletes this year are belong to Dennis-Yarmouth runners: Max Darrah ran
4:15.50 in the Danbury Mile in Connecticut, and Jordan O’Dea, a D-Y freshman,
ran 5:09.59 at the Division III Class Meet. Max will continue his running this
fall at Georgetown University.

The accepted high school athletes
are listed below:

Boys

School

Girls

School

Chris Chicoine

Falmouth

Robyn Argo

Nauset Reg.

Max Darrah

D-Y

Megan Barry

D-Y

Greg Hardy

Barnstable

Sarah Burke

Philips Exeter

Jason LeFavor

Sandwich

Keagan Colmer

D-Y

Josh Lopes

D-Y

Bridget Dunbar

D-Y

Steve MacDonald

Sandwich

Anna Gannett

Sandwich

Dana Murphy

Sandwich

Abigail Higgins

Milton Acad

Sean Nee

D-Y

Sarah Knop

Nauset Reg.

Ben Ouimet

Falmouth

Jordan O’Dea

D-Y

 

 

Haley Schachter

Barnstable

 

 

Isabella Walko

Barnstable

 

CIGNA is now in its fifth year as the title sponsor. More
than 2,000 volunteers provide the support system for race weekend.

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