Top High School Runners in the State to Compete in "Elite Mile"

Top High School Runners in the State to Compete in "Elite Mile"

Provided by: Gazelle Sports

Gazelle Sports and Adidas are bringing together Michigan’s fastest male and female high school distance runners to compete in the “Elite Mile” on February 18 at noon at Grand Valley State University’s Allendale Campus.

The 1600 meter invitation-only event will provide spectators the opportunity to see the finest high school running talent race together regardless of the size of their school.

“Several state champions from track and cross country will be running,” said Ted Kushion, Gazelle Sports’ footwear merchandise manager. “It’ll be the best of the best. All competitors in the race have been named all-state at some point in their running career,” he continued.

Between the two fields, twenty individual state titles have been won on the track including two by Hannah Meier of Grosse Pointe South, women’s state meet record holder in the 800 and 1600 meter. “Many of the athletes are familiar names to West Michigan, and we look forward to seeing them compete against the state’s best in one of the top indoor track facilities in the country,” said Kushion. “These will be two very exciting races.”

Cost of the Michigan Indoor Track Series (MITS) event is $5. MITS is organized by a group of volunteers whose main purpose is to host an indoor state championship for track and field. More information at Results of the Elite Mile will be posted at

These milers along with other top track and field athletes will then be in action at the MITS Championship Meet, to be held February 25 at Eastern Michigan University.