Fisher and Belf among state's best to compete at 2014 Brooks PR Invite
By Steven Marcinkowski, RunMichigan.com
Post Meet Update:
Grant Fisher of Grand Blanc turned in another strong, dominant performance, this time winning the Brooks PR Invitational Two Mile Run in a time of 8:51.28. Fisher has dominated the national high school distance running scene this high school year, winning the Footlocker XC Nationals, New Balance Nationals Mile, Adidas Boys' Dream Mile and now the Brooks PR Two Mile.
Also in Seattle at the Brooks PR meet, Birmingham Seaholm's Audrey Belf finished in a strong fourth place in the Girls' Two Mile, running a PR of 10:11.24. First place went to Bethan Knights of Irvine, California, running 9:53.54.
Other Michigan performances at the 2014 Brooks PR Invitational
Anna Jefferson, Oak Park - 3rd place, Girls' 400 (55.10)
Ersula Farrow, Grosse Pointe South - 7th place, Girls' 800 (2:10.58)
Rachel Coleman, Northville - 7th place, Girls' Mile (4:50.87)
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Grant Fisher, Audrey Belf, other top high schoolers from Michigan set to compete at national-class Brooks PR Meet
This Saturday, June 21st, some of our state’s best track and field athletes will compete at the Brooks PR Invitational, held at the University of Washington in Seattle. This prestigious invite only high school event will bring together a number of the country's best.
Grand Blanc’s Fisher, fresh off his victory at the Adidas Boys’ Dream Mile in New York City this past weekend, is set to compete in the Brooks PR's Two Mile Run. Fisher, whose 4:02.02 winning time in New York was one of the fastest ever mile times by a Michigan high schooler, is poised to run well again on the national stage.
Fisher's accomplishments this school year have also included national titles at the 2013 Footlocker XC Nationals and the 2014 New Balance Indoor (HS) Nationals One Mile Run.
The Brooks PR Two Mile Run is scheduled for 5:30 PM EST.
Audrey Belf also competed at the Adidas Girls’ Dream Mile. Belf finished in 4:45.37 to take 5th. Set to compete in the Girls' Two Mile at the Brooks PR meet, Belf looks to improve on her outstanding 2014 season which included a second place finish at the 2014 New Balance Indoor Nationals and also a Michigan high school state title at 3200 meters.
The Brooks PR Girls' Two Mile race scheduled for a 5:15 PM EST start.
Following the Two Mile at 5:50 PM EST, Anna Jefferson of Oak Park will compete in the girls' 400 Meters, having run the sixth fastest time (53.5) of those scheduled to compete.
Also on the girls’ side, Junior Ersula Farrow of Grosse Pointe South High School will race in the 800, beginning at 6:30 PM EST.
Rachel Coleman of Northville rounds out the list of those from Michigan competing. Racing in the Girls' One Mile Run at 7:25 PM EST, Coleman looks to build on her performances at the MHSAA Division One Finals (State 1600 Meter Champion) and New Balance Outdoor Nationals, where she placed second overall in the Girls' Mile Run.
Schedule: Girls' Two Mile - 5:15 PM, EST; Boy's Two Mile - 5:30 PM, EST; Girls' 400 Meters - 5:50 PM, EST; Girls' 800 Meters - 6:30 PM, EST; Girls' Mile Run - 7:25 PM, EST.
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Pictured below: (Clockwise from top left) Grant Fisher, Anna Jefferson, Rachel Coleman, Ersula Farrow and Audrey Belf. (photos by RunMichigan.com)