Inaugural Ed Murphey Memphis Mile

Inaugural Ed Murphey Memphis Mile

August 26, 9:00pm

Memphis, TN

The inaugural Ed Murphey Memphis Mile takes place on Saturday evening, August 26 and seeks to achieve the first sub-4 minute Mile for the Men and first sub-4:10 metric Mile for the Women in Memphis. $10,000 in prize money is available for elite athletes.

These high caliber Mile races will take place at the inaugural Ed Murphey Memphis Mile which will be run under the lights in conjunction with one of HOKA’s Postal National Flagship events at Christian Brothers High School where state, regional and local high school runners will compete over the 3200m distance in preparation for their cross-country seasons.

Come see the pros run under the lights! FREE admission!

Event Director: Nick Dwyer, Memphis Youth Athletics President

The women's race will go off at 9:00pm, while the men's race will start at 9:15pm.

Men's Mile Field:
Pacer: Jesse Garn - HOKA - 1:45 800m PB - @Jesse_Garn
Jake Edwards - Columbus Running Company - 3:58 mile PB - @Jedwards1609
Joe Stilin - ZAP / Reebok - 3:58 mile PB - @StilinIt
Eric Avila - HOKA - 3:56 mile PB - @EricAvila89
Travis Mahoney - HOKA - 3:58 mile PB - @UrbanSteepler
Craig Engels - Nike Oregon Project - 3:57 mile PB - @craigathor
Ian Carter - Ole Miss - 4:07 mile PB
Brian Llamas - Roots Running - 4:01 mile PB - @_brianllmas
Andy Phillips - Roots Running - 4:01 mile PB - @aphillips307

Women's 1500m Field:
Pacer: Lauren Paquette - Brooks ID - 2:02 800m PB - @HotPaquettes
Kenyetta Iyevbele - HOKA - 4:20 1500m PB - @yettasmooth
Sara Vaughn - Brooks - 4:04 1500m PB - @MomVaughn
Kathryn Lazarchick - RunCCG - 4:20 1500m PB
Sara Sutherland - Saucony - 4:06 1500m PB @sara_suth
Margaret Connelly - Roots Running - 4:55 mile PB - @MM_Connelly
Kate van Buskirk - Unattached - 4:05 1500m PB - @K8VBeast

2017 Ed Murphey Memphis Mile Champion
Craig Engels (USA / NC), 3:58.35, first sub-4 on Memphis soil!

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