Ed Murphey Memphis Mile

Ed Murphey Memphis Mile

Sat, August 25, 9:00pm

Memphis, TN

#Tour2018

The Ed Murphey Memphis Mile, on Saturday evening, August 25, returns for another year of exciting racing action, and this year, the second edition has added a women's Mile. The track event offers $18,000 in guaranteed prize money, going 6-deep per gender: $2500, $2000, $1500, $1250, $1000 and $750. There will also be Memphis and Tennessee soil Mile record bonus money (breaking 3:58.35 or 4:35.00) and (3:55.65 or 4:30.12), $250 and $500, respectively.

The 2018 event will also host the fourth stop on the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2018.

Held in conjunction with one of HOKA’s Postal National Flagship events 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 at Christian Brothers High School. FREE admission!

Elite athlete contact, Max Paquette: max@elitesp.org

Event Director, Nick Dwyer, Memphis Youth Athletics President

2018 Ed Murphey Memphis Mile Champions
Eric Avila (USA / CA), 3:55.43, TN state record
Shannon Osika (USA / MI), 4:25.47, TN state record

2nd Ed Murphey Memphis Mile
BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2018 fourth stop
Memphis, TN, Saturday evening, August 25, 2018

MEN
  1) Eric Avila (CA), 3:55.43, $3250*
  2) Ryan Hill (OR), 3:55.48, $2000
  3) Craig Engels (OR), 3:55.51, $1500
  4) Johnny Gregorek (NJ), 3:55.67, $1250
  5) Tripp Hurt (CO), 3:56.02, $1000
  6) Riley Masters (CO), 3:56.23, $750
  7) Graham Crawford (NY), 3:56.42
  8) Colby Alexander (NY), 3:56.77
  9) Daniel Herrera (LA), 3:57.61
10) Kirubel Erassa (CO), 4:00.60
*includes Memphis & Tennessee record bonuses

WOMEN
  1) Shannon Osika (MI), 4:25.47, $3250*
  2) Kate Van Buskirk (CAN), 4:29.24, $2000
  3) Emily Lipari (WA), 4:31.99, $1500
  4) Sara Sutherland (CO), 4:32.03, $1250
  5) Nikki Hiltz (OH), 4:32.59, $1000
  6) Amanda Eccleston (MI), 4:34.08, $750
  7) Maggie Montoya (CO), 4:37.24
  8) Becca Addison (MI), 4:37.51
  9) Samantha Johnson (MI), 4:40.18
10) Stephanie Schappert (NY), 4:40.50
*includes Memphis & Tennessee record bonuses

Complete pro race results HERE.

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