Jun 12, 2019

Track’s future to race alongside pros as nation’s top high schoolers take to the streets of Boston


Over the years, Boston has played host to some of the world’s best athletes and paved the way for many successful teenagers on their mission to emulate their idols. As such, the adidas Boost Boston Games has always prided itself in championing the next generation of sprinters and milers, by giving them a glimpse of what it’s like to be an elite athlete – from the right kit, to the full meet day experience in front of a big crowd.

Every year, the adidas Dream 100 and adidas Dream Mile bring the nation’s top junior athletes on the same track as world and Olympic champions – and 2019 is no exception.

Some of the names of high schoolers toeing the line in both the Boys’ and Girls’ adidas Dream Mile on June 16 were already announced last month, with the full list of teenage talent in all four events now confirmed.

Five boys and five girls will line up to compete for the Boys’ and Girls’ adidas Dream 100 belts, while in the adidas Dream Mile nine boys and ten girls will race for the trophy belt.

In 2018, Jamaica’s Briana Williams won the adidas Dream 100 in 11.35 and went on to win world junior titles in both the 100m and 200m that summer. Other successful adidas Dream alumni include Ajee’ Wilson, who stepped up to the mile in 2010, and Drew Hunter, who finished second in 2015.

The Girls’ adidas Dream 100 features

Mia Dansby of Brockton, Massachusetts, third over 100m in the 2019 Massachusetts State High School Championships.

Diandrenique Gaines of Port Gibson is the Mississippi 100m girls record-holder and is a four-time state champion.

Tianna Randle of Humble, Texas set a 100m state record of 11.31 and is the reigning state champion.

Peyton Rollins of Boston, Massachusetts, the 2019 USATF Indoor 15-16 age group champion in the 55m hurdles.

Kennedi Sanders of Madison, Mississippi, 2019 Mississippi state high school champion at 200m.

While the Boys’ adidas Dream 100 will see

Mario Heslop of Somerset, New Jersey, is a three-time state champion and state record-holder

Ryan Martin of Stafford, Texas won 4A district, regional and state titles at 100m in his senior year.

Seneca Milledge of Fort Myers, Florida is the 2A state champion at 100m

Ashton O’Conner of Houston, Texas is the state champion at 100m and holds regional and district titles

Arian Smith of Bradley, Florida is the reigning 2A state champion at 200m

The adidas Dream Mile and adidas Dream 100 use the same specially constructed track as the pros, such as the likes of reigning US 100m Champion Noah Lyles and 2016 Olympic 400m Champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo at the adidas Boost Boston Games.
Before action kicks off on the track, the public will participate in the new adidas Boost Back Bay Mile races, held on the same course as the elite races. The races will be divided by age group. Registration is available here.

Full fields for the adidas Dream events

Boys’ adidas Dream 100
Mario Heslop (Franklin High School, NJ)
Ryan Martin (Stafford High School, TX)
Seneca Milledge (Fort Myers, FL)
Ashton O’Connor (Shadow Creek High School, TX)
Arian Smith (Mulberry Senior High, FL)

Girls’ adidas Dream 100
Mia Dansby (Brockton High School, Brockton, MA)
Diandrenique Gaines (Adam County Christian School, MS)
Peyton Rollins (Buckingham Browne Nichols School, Boston, MA)
Tianna Randle (Summer Creek High School, TX)
Kennedi Sanders (Madison Central High School, MS)

Boys’ adidas Dream Mile
Caleb Easton (Middleton High School, WI)
Joe Ewing (Stewart’s Melville College, Edinburgh, GBR)
Anton Idhammar (Cary High, NC)
Cole Lindhorst (Obra D. Tompkins High School, TX)
Ryan Schoppe (La Porte High School, TX)
Carter Storm (Kingwood High School, TX)
Rylan Stubbs (Campo Verde High School, AZ)
Colby Zarle (Wellesley High School, MA)
Davis Bove (Centennial High, TN)

Girls’ adidas Dream Mile
Mia Barnett (Village Christian, CA)
Sam Bush (Turpin High School, OH)
Sarah Calvert (Linlithgow Academy, GBR)
Grace Connolly (Natrick High School, MA)
Fatima Cortes (Great Oak, CA)
Caroline McGarth (Walpole High School, MA)
Heidi Nielson (Cinco Ranch High School, TX)
Valby Parker (East Lake High School, FL)
Audrey Suarez (Mayfield Senior School, CA)
Brynne Sumner (Woodstock High School, GA)

The adidas Boost Boston Games, produced by Boston-based Global Athletics and Marketing, Inc., is part of the 2019 USATF Outdoor Championship Series and will be broadcast live from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EDT on NBC on Sunday, June 16.

More on the adidas Boost Boston Games is available on www.adidasboostboston.com and via
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