Nicole Schappert won the New York Road Runners Road Mile championship today on 5th Avenue in New York City, reclaiming the title she won in 2011. Run in conjunction with the 5th Avenue Mile events, the event featured top local and national talent along the 5th Avenue Mile course on the border of Central Park. Schappert was able to edge out former Syracuse All American Lauren Penney by two strides. Recent Georgetown All American Renee Tomlin took third. Schappert's time this year bettered her 2011 winning time by 4 seconds. For details of that 2011 race, go HERE.
NYRR Road Mile Championships Women 1. Nicole Schappert 26 Piscataway, NJ NYAC 4:34.3 2. Lauren Penney 23 Highland Park, NJ Oiselle 4:34.6 3. Renee Tomlin 24 Ocean City, NJ Nike 4:36.7 4. Rolanda Bell 25 Spring Gardens,NY New Balance 4:43.0 5. Tigist Tufa Demisse 26 Bronx/ETH, NY WSR 4:44.1 6. Erin Koch 25 Hoboken, NJ New Balance 4:47.2 7. Stephanie Herrick 26 New York, NY New Balance 4:50.6 8. Kathryn McManus 38 Mamaroneck, NY NYAC 4:50.8 9. Andrea Bradshaw 25 New York, NY New Balance 4:54.8 10. Jeanna Composti 32 New York, NY NYAC 5:00.0 11. Lorain McKenzie 28 Newark/JAM, NJ New Balance 5:02.2
|It's Lauren Penney (2nd), Renee Tomlin (3rd), and Nicole Schappert (1st) after the race|