PTFCA Indoor States Preview: Boys' Distance

Boys' Mile Run Preview

Josh Hoey of Bishop Shanahan will come into Sunday's mile as a very heavy favorite. The senior and Oregon signee has taken his running to a whole other level this winter, dominating every step along the way. He ran 4:07.42 to win the Millrose Games, just a few tenths off Noah Affolder's state record in the event. He'll come in fresh to the mile on Saturday and will be close to unstoppable as he opens up what should be a big state meet for him.

We'll see if Hoey goes for the state record (Affolder's 4:07.24) or the state meet record (Sam Ritz' 4:09.56), or he'll he'll leave something in the tank for later.

Liam Conway of Owen J. Roberts is also in the this field and should be strong. Conway was runner-up to Affolder in the mile at states last year. This year, Conway has had a great season that included a PR in the mile when he won at the Millrose Trials in 4:15.33 (even faster than his second place time a year ago). Taking down Hoey will be one tall task, but Conway is an experienced racer and should be himself in the mix.

Another solid competitor in this race is Noah Beveridge of Butler. The senior was runner-up at states in XC and is going after a big race in the mile before the DMR and 4x4 on Sunday. He ran 4:16.40 at the New Balance Grand Prix in Boston and, like Conway, has plenty of experience. Evan Addison of LaSalle should also be in the conversation. He was fourth a year ago, so he'll be looking to improve upon that.

Among the other strong entries are Wallenpaupack's Tyler Wirth, Butler's Brett Brady, and the Greensburg Salem duo of Mark Brown and Cameron Binda.


Event 8  Boys 1 Mile Run (20)
 Meet Record:  4:09.56  3/1/2015    Sam Ritz, Germantown Acad                  
     Name                        Year School                                
  1  Addison, Evan                 12 LaSalle College             
  2  Anderson, Patrick             10 Mount Lebano                
  3  Beveridge, Noah               12 Butler                      
  4  Binda, Cameron                11 Grnsburg Salem              
  5  Borger, Peter                 12 Malvern Prep                
  6  Brady, Brett                  12 Butler                      
  7  Brown, Mark                   11 Grnsburg Salem              
  8  Conway, Liam                  12 O J Roberts                 
  9  Grucelski, Nathan             11 Conestoga Valley            
 10  Herrmann, Charlie             11 Lower Merion                
 11  Hoey, Josh                    12 Bish Shanahan               
 12  Lindgren, Elias               12 Episcopal Acad              
 13  Merhige, Will                 12 Haverford School            
 14  Miller, Jack                  11 Jenkintown                  
 15  Piercy, Davis                 11 Kennett                     
 16  Pollock, Gordon               12 Winchester Thurs            
 17  Shields, Connor               11 Warwick                     
 18  Tomov, Aiden                  11 Haverford Twp               
 19  Volk-Klos, Connor             11 Seneca Valle                
 20  Wirth, Tyler                  11 Wallenpaupack