It’s an exciting time for Memphis runners! The city is set to watch as running history
is made at Christian Brothers High School! Join us and other track enthusiasts
Saturday, August 26th for what’s sure to be a great meet!
This year’s inaugural Ed Murphey Memphis Mile will feature professional middle distance runners from all over the US and Canada!
On the men’s side we have a star-studded field of several sub 4 milers!! Eric Avila, HOKA ONE ONE athlete, Olympic Trials 1500m finalist and, former Ole Miss star Craig Engels, who recently signed with Nike’s Oregon Project, will take a crack at the historic 4min barrier along with three other athletes who have already broken the 4 minute barrier and three more who have all come close in the past year! 800m standout and HOKA ONE ONE athlete Jesse Garn will be the pace maker for this race. A sub-4 mile this Saturday would be the first ever on Memphis soil and we cannot think of a better way to remember our friend, Ed Murphey!
The women’s race will be nothing short of electric! Superstar Sara Vaughn, who is fresh off the World
Championships in London, will be joined by fellow Colorado University Alum Sara Sutherland, Canadian Kate Van Buskirk, HOKA ONE ONE athlete Kenyetta Iyevbele for the 1500m race and recent graduates Kathryn Lazarchick and Margaret Connelly. These ladies are at the end of their outdoor racing season and will not be holding back! We're all in for quite a show!
The women's race will go off at 9pm while the men's race will start at 9:15pm. Twitter handles for our competitors are included below so please follow them on social media!
Men's Mile Field:
Pacer: Jesse Garn - HOKA - 1:45 800m PB - @Jesse_Garn
Jake Edwards - Columbus Running Company - 3:58 mile PB - @Jedwards1609
Joe Stilin - Zap/Reebok - 3:58 mile PB - @StilinIt
Eric Avila - HOKA - 3:56 mile PB - @EricAvila89
Travis Mahoney - HOKA - 3:58 mile PB - @UrbanSteepler
Craig Engels - Nike Oregon Project - 3:57 mile PB - @craigathor
Brian Llamas - Roots Running - 4:01 mile PB - @_brianllmas
Andy Phillips - Roots Running - 4:01 mile PB - @aphillips307
Women's 1500m Field:
Pacer: Lauren Paquette - Brooks ID - 2:02 800m PB - @HotPaquettes
Kenyetta Iyevbele - HOKA - 4:20 1500m PB - @yettasmooth
Sara Vaughn - Unattached - 4:04 1500m PB - @MomVaughn
Kathryn Lazarchick - RunCCG - 4:20 1500m PB
Sara Sutherland - Saucony - 4:06 1500m PB @sara_suth
Margaret Connelly - Roots Running - 4:55 mile PB - @MM_Connelly
Kate van Buskirk - Unattached - 4:05 1500m PB - @K8VBeast