Friday, January 6, 2012
Nova Signee Kelsey Margey in Elite Mile at Hispanic Games
The girls mile at Saturday's Hispanic Games in the Armory in New York, a Millrose Games qualifier, could be the highlight of the meet. It features Neptune, New Jersey sr Ajee Wilson, Bronxville, New York soph Mary Cain, North Shore, New York sr Samantha Nadel, and Friends Academy, New York sr Kelsey Margey (who gave Villanova a verbal commitment in November). Wilson, of course, is best known for her 800 prowess, which netted her last year’s World Youth title (US#2 2:02.64, #6 all-time) as well as last winter’s New Balance Indoor Nationals crown (US#1 2:06.17, #6 all-time). Wilson is being heavily recruited by many schools, Villanova included. Wilson, who is also the defending champ in this race, has run 4:43.92 for 1600 (outdoors 2010), and last winter won the loaded Brooks PR mile (4:49.48) and was 3rd at Millrose. Cain set the frosh 1500 USR with a US#2 4:17.84 last spring to win the New York state meet, then was 5th in the New Balance Outdoor Mile and 2nd in the USATF Jr 1500. She is currently US#1 in the 1500 and 1000. Nadel is the defending Millrose Champ and last spring also ran a 4:25.59 1500. She is currently US#1 for 3k at 9:46.39 and has anchored North Shore’s US#1 4x1500 and DMR relays (the latter with a 4:47 that is the best anyone has run for any distance close to the mile this winter). Margey, ran a 4:23.82 1500 and 4:47.39 mile last spring, and has an even faster mile PR of 4:43.91 from 2010.