Great Outdoor Provision Co. Weekend 14 Recap

Huffman pushed the pace early, then Milder provided an incredible finish, and both went under 9 minutes for the first time.


Featured Meet: Dash for Doobie 2 Mile Tune-Up



  • Ben Huffman (Providence Day) forced the pace early and opened lead of over 50 meters by the time the field reached 800 meters to go.  That's when Ian Milder (Mount Tabor) moved to the front of the chase pack and began to bridge the gap.  Milder caught up with 200 to go, then went past on the exit of the final curve, holding on to win in 8:58.37 to Huffman's 8:58.84.  Milder's final 800 was 2:05, and his final 400 under 60.

  • The fireworks in the front of the boys' race weren't completely isolated, as the large chase pack was still very fast: William Roberson (Broughton), Zach Langston (Lexington SC), and Ryan Brady (East Chapel Hill) all broke 9:10, while Tanis Baldwin (East Henderson) and Patrick Sheehan (Lake Norman) led a group of 5 runners under 9:20.

  • It was Eliza Dekker (Durham Academy) that pushed the pace in the girls' race, taking over after the first lap and opening a slight gap through the middle of the race as the enormous chase pack switched leaders almost constantly.  That pack swallowed Dekker with 2 laps to go, leaving 13 girls within striking range at that point.  A group of 5 emerged over the final lap, and it was Megan Sullivan (Broughton) that took command on the backstretch, shifting gears again in the final 100 to clock 10:44.41.  Dekker rallied for second in 10:46.68, while Elly Henes (Green Hope), Sara Platek (Ragsdale) and Mary Grace Doggett (Cardinal Gibbons) all broke 10:50.  

  • Providence's Grace Sullivan and Bianca Bishop emerged from the second group and closed down the stretch, finishing in 10:50.  Blair Ramsay (Grimsley) went with them, leading a string of girls who all finished under 11 minutes.  That included defending champ Lexi King (Marvin Ridge), who had been with the leaders until a stumble (and a balance-saving touch of her fingertips to the track) broke her momentum.

  • All told, there were 55 boys under 10 minutes and 45 girls under 12 minutes in combined results.  12 girls broke 11, while 18 boys cracked the 9:30 mark.


All-Comers Indoor Meet


Girls MileSplit Gold or Silver Performances

Boys MileSplit Gold or Silver Performances