Connor Rog has been garnering a massive amount of headlines this year, and with good reason. The Fairfield Prep senior earned a trip to the Foot Locker National Championships in December, was named the Gatorade Runner of the Year for Connecticut in January, and was recently invited to compete in the prestigious Millrose Games Mile. Life is rapidly changing for Connor as the milestones of his senior year begin to accumulate in the rearview mirror. Despite the hectic schedule required to be a top tier student-athlete, Connor has agreed to chronicle his experiences for MileSplit CT in a series we are calling the “Rog Blog”.
Loads of great performances at the Brooks PR Invite! Check them all out inside! (Photo by Leo Collins)
With faster performances in more events at increasingly elite levels, Haley Pierce this winter achieved national prominence unprecedented for a Delaware runner. Tatnall’s Haley Pierce has broken state and national high-school records and also bounced back from tendinitis, which kept interrupting her season for six important weeks. / The News Journal/FRED COMEGYS
The 2012 edition of the Brooks PR Invitational at the Dempsey in WA looks to be a barn-burner. Final entries inside!
Seven of Florida's top track and field stars received the coveted "golden ticket" to the Brooks PR Invitational. The event takes place Sunday, February 26th, at the Dempsey Center at the University of Washington.
Tony placed fifth in the two mile with 9:04 improving his time from last year at Brooks.
Precious Holmes of Hillhouse blasted a 53.53 to win the Brooks PR Invitational. She now leads the nation in that event and solidified her spot as the top sprinter in New England this season. Also competing in Seattle was Hillhouse teammate Kellie Davis who finished third in the 800m with a US#6 time of 2:12.47.
Four athletes from the state of Connecticut will be traveling to Seattle, Washington to compete in the ultra fast Brooks PR Invitational. Precious Holmes (Hillhouse, CT), who is scheduled to compete in the 400m, just set a US#1 mark in the 600m (1:31.23) and a US#2 mark in the 300m (38.56) at the CT State Open Championships. Sydney Over (Windsor, CT) will join her in that event, and ran a tune-up 400m race of 57.39 to win the USATF New England Indoor Track Championships last weekend.
Photo by Leo Collins Jacob Burcham of Cabell Midland ran a personal best 4:07.20 full mile to finish 2nd at the Brooks PR Invitational on Sunday in Seattle Washington at the Dempsey Indoor Stadium. Brooks-PR-Invitational-Dickson-Burcham-2012 Video
Tretez Kinnaird, junior at Butler High School in Louisville has been invited to the Brooks PR Invitational in Seattle, Washington to be held February 26th.
Glasgow’s Leshon Collins competes in the 55-meter dash at the state indoor track and field championships. / Special to The News Journal/SAQUAN STIMPSON In an event where the difference between stardom and anonymity is measured in hundredths of a second, Glasgow’s Leshon Collins bolted to become one of the nation’s leading high school sprinters.
Cousins Marvin Bracy and Levonte "Kermit" Whitfield have been invited to run in the prestigous Brooks PR Invitational in Seattle. Bracy is the reigning FHSAA 4A State Champion in the 100 and 200. Whitfield is the 2011 2A State Champion in the 100. Both will compete in the 60 meter race.
Gabrielle Gray (High Point Central) reasserted her status as one of the country's top sprinters with a strong 60m Dash.
After breaking the state 55m record along with running a 6.82 60m in December, Leshon has established himself as a national contender in the short sprint!
Molly Seidel is competing in skiing, but she was the first HS US finisher in a XC race Scotland in January.
Bruce Barclay was one of several Florida athletes. He talks about his experience at the Brooks PR Invitational.
We chat with Grace Tinkey, who may have a broken bone, but not a broken spirit.
Potomac (Md.) senior Dondre Echols places second in the 60-meter hurdles at the Brooks PR Invitational in Seattle. (via Washington Post)
Prior to dinner, some of the athletes sing to a familiar tune with the help of Brooks sponsored hurdler Falesha Ankton.
Daniel Vertiz won the 2 Mile with 8:59.
Two athletes dancing in the game room.
Tyler Smith of Alberta, Canada topped the field in the 800
Darren closed fast to grab third in the two mile.
Dior Hall won the 60 Hurdles in 8.28.
Eddie Slowilkowski broke the 4 minute mile in 1990 and was the featured guest speaker Saturday night. He got the athletes to interact with him.
Andrew Gardner talks about racing in Scotland, his training, and the Brooks PR Invitational.
MileSplit caught up with a pair of local milers including the winner of the mile before the meet.
Anthony Armstrong and Jake Leingang talk about where they are in their training and the upcoming race.
Tyler Smith is one of the Canadians participating in the Brooks PR. Fresh off of his Simplot win of 1:49 at altitude, he should be a force in the 800.
Jake placed second in the 2 Mile
Marcus Dickson won the Mile with a PR 4:07.18.
Erin placed third in the two mile with 10:18
Seattle Speed Runners Hannah Cunliffe , Tatum Taylor & Damian Greene
Maddie Meyers of WA who runs the Mile and Amy Weissenbach of CA who runs the 400 chatted about the race.
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Leading the 60MH list going into this weekend is Ohioan Donovan Robertson who talks about the meet and his college recruiting process.
Donovan ran 7.57 for a convincing win.
When the music played after the awards, the was ' a call to dance' to which some of the runners responded
Molly Seidel won the 2 mile in 10:13.
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