The Dream 100 and Dream Mile are again destined to be among the highlights of the adidas Grand Prix on May 25. One of the top track-and-field events in the world, the event at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island will feature dozens of international superstars, including 2012 Olympic medalists David Rudisha, Jenn Suhr, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Aries Merritt, Brittney Reese, Michael Tinsley, Javier Culson, Francena McCorory, and Bianca Knight. The event will be the third stop on the IAAF Diamond League circuit. Tickets are available at www.adidasgrandprix.com or by calling 1-877-849-8722.
Officially added today to the all-star Dream rosters are:
BOYS’ DREAM 100
Kendal Williams, Jacksonville, FL, #1(t) US 100m (10.28) and #1 200m; Trayvon Bromell, Gibbs. FL, #3 US 100m (10.34); Kenzo Cotton, Omaha, NE, 2012 State Champion 100m and 200m.
GIRLS’ DREAM 100
Marybeth Sant, Highlands Ranch, CO, #1 US 100, (11.38), #1 US 60m indoor; Kaylin Whitney, East Ridge, FL, first freshman ever invited to Dream 100, #6 US 100m (11.54), #4 US 200m (23.40); and Aaliyah Brown, Frankfurt, IL, three-time Dream 100 entrant and 2012 runner-up, 2013 indoor nationals 60m runner-up.
BOYS’ DREAM MILE
Sean McGorty, Chantilly, VA, #1 US Mile (4:04.47) in winning 2013 Penn Relays, #2 3200m (8:46.07); Ben Saarel, Park City, UT, #1 US 3000m (8:18.98 ) and 3200m (8:45.74); Edward Cheserek, Newark, NJ, who broke the national indoor HS 2-mile record at the 2013 Millrose Games (8:39.15) and also holds the 5K mark (13:57.04); Connor Mora, Cedar Springs, MI, #1 US 1500m (3:49.36); James Randon, Townsend, MA, #2 US 1500m (3:49.43); Ben Malone, River Vale, NJ, #2 US Mile (4:05.59) as runner-up to McGorty at Penn Relays; Jacob Thomson, Louisville, KY, 10-time State Champion, #4 US Mile (4:06.98), #5 US 3200m (8:48.73); Blake Haney, Bakersfield, CA, 2-time Dream Miler, US #4 3200m (8:48.58); and Henry Wynne, Westport, CT, 2013 HS indoor national mile champion.
GIRLS’ DREAM MILE
Jaimie Phelan, Kitchener, ON, 2013 Penn Relays 100m champion, 2012 3000m Canadian Junior National Champion; Sabrina Southerland, Queens, NY, 2013 HS indoor national champion 800m, #1 US indoors (2:03.59); Erin Finn, West Bloomfield, MI, 2012 HS national indoor champion and #2 all-time 5000m; Carmen Carlos, Mobile, AL, 3-time 2013 6A state champion (800m, 1600m, 3200m), #4 US 1600m (4:48.23), #6 Mile (4:51.75) and 3200m (10:15.70); Reagan Anderson, Wilmington, DE, #3 US Mile (4:50.66) as Penn Relays runner-up); and twin sisters Haley Meier and Hannah Meier, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI. Haley was #4 US indoors in Mile for 2013 (4:45.24) while Hannah was #3 (4:40.97) and the national indoor runner-up. She also competed at 1500m for the US team at the 2012 World Junior Championships.
In addition, seven star athletes were revealed on the event’s Facebook page and Twitter feed on April 10. They are:
Levonte Whitfield, Orlando, FL, defending Dream 100 champion, #1(t) US 100m (10.28); and Cameron Burrell, Ridge Point, TX, 100m state champion, 10.07w fastest 100m so far in 2013.
Kali Davis-White, Lauderdale Lakes, FL, 3-time 2013 state 4A champion (100m 200m, 4x100m), 11:51 100m #3 US; and Ky Westbrook, Chandler, AZ, 2012 national champion 100m and 200m, 11.47 100m #2 US 2013..
Bernie Montoya, Yuma, AZ, defending Dream Mile champion, 4:01.32 PB; and Andres Arroyo, Orlando, FL, 1:47.79 800m this season #1 US and #6 all-time, 4:04.45 1600m #1 US.
Wesley Frazier, Raleigh, NC, U.S. indoor 5000m national record-holder and NC state record-holder (4:42.78) in mile.
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The third stop on the international IAAF Diamond League circuit, the adidas Grand Prix is in its ninth year at Icahn Stadium, in conjunction with the Randall’s Island Sports Alliance. The latest news, photos and information on the event can be found at www.adidasgrandprix.com; on Facebook; on Twitter; and on Tumblr.