Clayton Murphy And Katie Mackey Win USATF 1 Mile Road Championships At Grand Blue Mile

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Press Release
April 25, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa — More than 2,500 runners took part in the 8th Annual Grand Blue Mile on April 25 in Downtown Des Moines’ Western Gateway. This year’s event included the prestigious Men’s & Women’s USATF 1 Mile Road Championships along with the Grand Blue Mile’s recreational and competitive divisions and the Mascot Madness Charity Challenge.

2017 Men’s USATF 1 Mile Road Championship

Clayton Murphy finished on top out of the 19 men’s competitors, setting a course record with a finish time of 3:59.96. Riley Masters and Pat Casey finished in second and third place, with 4:00.30 and 4:00.88 respective finish times. 

2017 Women’s USATF 1 Mile Road Championship

Katie Mackey finished first in the group of 16 women runners, with a finish time of 4:37.00. Amanda Eccleston and Shannon Rowbury finished in second and third place, with 4:37.36 and 4:37.54 respective finish times.

A total of $25,000 in prize money was awarded among the top USATF 1 Mile Road Championship participants, with each men’s and women’s champion receiving $5,000*. The prize breakdown:

* An additional $2,500 will be awarded in both the men’s and women’s championships for establishing a new course record.

Men’s USATF Road 1 Mile Results
1. Clayton Murphy, 3:59.96
2. Riley Masters, 4:00.30
3. Pat Casey, 4:00.88
4. Garrett Heath, 4:01.38
5. Brandon Lasater, 4:01.56
6. Trevor Dunbar, 4:01.93
7. Izaic Yorks, 4:02.01
8. Andy Bayer, 4:02.78
9. Cristian Soratos, 4:04.27
10. Hillary Bor, 4:05.48
11. Chad Noelle, 4:06.98
12. Lex Williams, 4:07.64
13. Daniel Herrera, 4:09.98
14. Drew Windle, 4:12.07
15. Josef Tessema, 4:12.78
16. Brian Llamas, 4:13.73
17. Patrick Peterson, 4:16.33

Women’s USATF Road 1 Mile Results
1. Katie Mackey, 4:37.00
2. Amanda Eccleston, 4:37.36
3. Shannon Rowbury, 4:37.54
4. Shannon Osika, 4:37.81
5. Dana Mecke, 4:39.57
6. Hannah Fields, 4:41.70
7. Alexina Wilson, 4:42.06
8. Ashley Maton, 4:42.74
9. Meghan Peyton, 4:43.72
10. Tori Solis, 4:45.64
11. Brette Correy, 4:46.22
12. Eleanor Fulton, 4:46.29
13. Jamie Cheever, 4:46.79
14. Megan Malasarte, 5:07.72

The 9th Annual Grand Blue Mile is scheduled to take place on April 24, in conjunction with the 2018 Men’s and Women’s USATF 1 Mile Road Championships.  

Additional race results from this and previous Grand Blue Mile events are posted at: http://www.grandbluemile.com/results/.


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