Elite Fields For B.A.A Mile Announced

Races to take place the day before the 114th Boston Marathon.

Written by: Sean McKeon

The fields for the second-annual B.A.A. Invitational Mile races, taking place on April 18th, have been announced. Leading the fields are Great Britain’s top miler Andrew Baddeley and American middle-distance star Erin Donahue.

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Joining Baddeley in the men’s race are Americans Darren Brown and Garret Heath along with Mexico’s Juan Luis Barrios. Baddeley has the fastest personal best in the field, having run 3:49.38 at Oslo in 2008. The entire field has run no slower than 3:58.35 for the full mile distance.

On the women’s side Donohue brings the fastest personal best of 4:26.48 from 2008. Donohue will square off against fellow Americans Sarah Hall and Morgan Uceny. Hall’s husband Ryan will race the Boston Marathon the following day.

Elite Entries (as of 3/30/10) courtesy of the Boston Athletic Association:

Men’s Elite Field
Name (Age, Residence) Personal Best (Location)
Andrew Baddeley (27, Great Britain) 3:49.38 (Olso, NOR, 2008)
Juan Luis Barrios (26, Mexico) 3:56.08 (New York, NY, 2007)
Darren Brown (25, United States) 3:58.35 (Dublin, IRE, 2008)
Mark Draper (25, Great Britain) 3:56.80 (New York, NY, 2010)
Garret Heath (25, United States) 3:57.34 (Boston, MA, 2010)
Ricky Stevenson (21, Great Britain) 3:56.31 (Boston, MA, 2010)

Women’s Elite Field
Name (Age, Residence) Personal Best (Location)
Erin Donahue (26, United States) 4:26.48 (Rieti, ITA, 2008)
Sarah Hall (27, United States) 4:32.24 (Falmouth, MA, 2009)
Roisin McGettigan (29, Ireland) 4:35.55 (Philadelphia, PA, 2004)
Marina Muncan (27, Serbia) 4:33.16 (Toronto, ONT, 2009)
Morgan Uceny (25, United States) 4:31.70 (Falmouth, MA, 2009)

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