Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Kaddurah to run Midwest Distance Gala

Anyone hoping to see Grand Blanc star Omar Kaddurah go after the state record in the mile will be well advised to pay attention to the Midwest Distance Gala, set for this Saturday at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois. A top-flight national class field will be competing. Last year, winning time in the mile was 4:02.70 (that's for a full mile, not 1600m).

Also competing in the mile will be Swartz Creek's Jeremy Dickie, who impressed at D1 with his 4:11.53; and Zach Kughn of Grand Blanc. The two mile will feature Morsi Rayyan of St Johns, David Madrigal of Durand, and Austin Whitelaw of Monroe. Brave Chad Machinski of Temperance Bedford will be attempting the 2000m steeplechase. Kyle Roche of Walled Lake Central will be in the 5000.

The meet's play-by-play announcing will be handled by our own David Mitchell, so it should be a good show. But where are the Michigan women? None are on the entry lists at this point. Our best seniors will be at the Midwest Meet of Champions on Saturday, but we have some underclasspeople who are definitely worth highlighting. Meier twins, are you listening?

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