Two UM Alums, Michigan residents among field for prestigious 5th Avenue Mile
New York, NY
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New York, September 8, 2015—Defending women’s champion, American Jenny Simpson, will lead an elite field of runners, including past champions Shannon Rowbury, Matthew Centrowitz, and Bernard Lagat of the United States, and Nick Willis of New Zealand, at the 35th annual NYRR 5th Avenue Mile on Sunday, September 13, it was announced today by Peter Ciaccia, president of events for New York Road Runners and race director of the TCS New York City Marathon.
In addition to former University of Michigan great and Ann Arbor resident Nick Willis, another former Wolverine track star will be in the field. Amanda Eccleston, who had a great collegiate career at both Hillsdale College and Michigan, will be among the very elite women's field. Eccleston is coming off a big victory at the Hoka One One Long Island Mile on September 9.
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