Camel City Indoor Mile

Camel City Indoor Mile

February 1, 2014,

Winston-Salem, NC

Stay tuned for 2015 info! Part of the Hilton Garden Innvitational, the Camel City Indoor Mile is limited to 12 individuals, all of whom will either have a prior sub-4:00 Mile to their credit, or be on the cusp of breaking the illusive barrier. The Camel City Indoor Mile was the first stop on the inaugural Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2014.

JDL Fast Track has set aside more than $7500 in potential prize money to professionals for this USATF‐sanctioned event. Additionally, JDL Fast Track has additional funds available to set up hotel and airfare reservations for select individuals.

MEN PRIZE PURSE

  • 1st Place Professional: $1500 (Men) / $2000 (Women)
  • 2nd Place Professional: $750 (Men) / $1000 (Women)
  • 3rd Place Professional: $375 (Men) / $500 (Women)

Additional time bonuses of $500 will be paid to any of the top three professionals in the Men's race who break 4:00.00.

2014 Camel City Men's Mile
Miles Batty - 2011 NCAA indoor Mile champ and former NCAA indoor Mile record holder - 3:54.54 - late scratch (illness)
Matthew Elliott - 4th place at 2013 USA Outdoors - 3:37.41 1500m PR
Michael Hammond - All American at Virginia Tech - 3:58 PR
Riley Masters - All American at Oklahoma - 3:58 PR
Duncan Phillips - 7-time All-American at Arkansas - 3:56.27 PR
Donnie Cowart ("rabbit") - Rabbitted inaugural Camel City Indoor Mile; 4th place in 2012 Olympic Trials steeplechase.

2014 Camel City Women's Mile
Charlotte Browning - 2010 NCAA indoor mile and outdoor 1,500 champ - 4:31 PR
Nicole Bush - member of 2013 Moscow World Champs team in steeplechase - 4:36 PR
Brie Felnagle - 2007 NCAA 1500m champion at North Carolina - 4:08 1500m PR
Stephanie Garcia - member of 2011 Daegu World Champs team in steeplechase - 4:45 PR
Amanda Mergaert - 2013 Utah graduate - 4:35.35 PR
Sara Vaughn - All-American at Colorado and member of 2012 World Indoor team - 4:29 PR
Heidi Gregson ("rabbit") - PRs of 2:05 for 800m and 4:38 for mile

Elite athletes or college coaches wishing to place their athletes in this event should contact Craig Longhurst via email at craig@jdlcastlecorp.com or via phone at (336) 722‐2033.

2014 Mile Champions
Duncan Phillips (TX), 4:00.94
Sara Vaughn (OR), 4:35.07, meet record

2013 Mile Champion
Corey Leslie (USA / OH), 3:57.81*
*North Carolina State indoor record

The event was also a stop on the nationwide inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013.

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Camel City Elite Races Recap

February 06, 2014

Duncan Phillips and Sara Vaughn race to Camel City Indoor Mile wins, picking up $1500 and $2000 respectively; Camel City Indoor Mile first stop on the BBTM GP Tour 2014

By JDL Fast Track

There is no other way to put it, but the 2nd Camel City Elite Races were a resounding success. The races...

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Camel City Elite Fields Set For February 1

January 29, 2014

Elite Fields in Men’s and Women’s 800, Mile and 3000; headlined by Nick Symmonds

WINSTON‐SALEM, N.C. – Nick Symmonds will headline the Camel City Elite races to be held at JDL Fast Track on Saturday, February 1, 2014, as part of the Hilton Garden Innvitational. With assistance from the Camel City Crowd Fund, JDL Fast Track will be awarding nearly $23,000 in prize money, time bonuses and rabbit fees in six races – men’s and women’s 800m, Mile and 3000m.

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Pick-the-Winner Contest presented by Running Warehouse

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Bring Back the Mile Pick-the-Winner Contest Launched

January 28, 2014

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Hilton Garden Innvitational Adds Women’s Camel City Indoor Mile

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Nearly $7000 in prize money available for February 1, 2014 event

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“The first Bring Back the Mile Tour exceeded our expectations, with numerous thrilling Tour event finishes and record or near record number of participants for virtually every Tour event as well as many national, NCAA, state and event records were set,” BBTM Founder Ryan Lamppa said. “The Tour events, which awarded $120,000 in prize money, and the top Milers inspired, engaged and entertained runners of all ages and abilities, the media, fans and the general public, and we look forward to bringing back the Tour in 2014 to create more Mile magic.”

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Camel City Indoor Mile Set for February 1, 2014

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2nd edition part of Hilton Garden Innvitational; more than $4000 in potential prize money for professionals

By Craig Longhurst, JDL Fast Track

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February 4, 2013

Three Milers go under 4:00; first sub-4 indoors in North Carolina; top collegian at 4:05

By Craig Longhurst, JDL Fast Track

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By Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

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Camel City Indoor Mile Field Finalized

January 28, 2013

Top Milers compete for more than $4000 in prize money at the Hilton Garden Innvitational; collegians looking for NCAA qualifying marks

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The Camel City Indoor Mile, part of the Bring Back the Mile campaign, is an elite mile race on JDL Fast Track’s 200m Mondo indoor track. JDL Fast Track has committed more than $4000 in prize money available to the top three professional finishers, including time bonuses for breaking the “magical” 4:00.00 barrier.

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Camel City Indoor Mile Field Announced

January 9, 2013

Top Milers compete for more than $4000 in prize money at the Hilton Garden Innvitational; also sub-4 minute Mile bonus money

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The Camel City Indoor Mile, part of the Bring Back the Mile campaign, is an elite mile race on JDL Fast Track’s 200m Mondo indoor track. JDL Fast Track has committed more than $4000 in prize money available to the top three professional finishers, including time bonuses for breaking the “magical” 4:00.00 barrier.

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