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Update 1: 2015 U.S. Army Midwest Distance Classic Field

Entries through May 31, 2015 Girls Steeplechase FIRST LAST YEAR SEED HOMETOWN STATE Haley Dietsch Jr Shawnee Kansas Abbie Wright Sr Louisville Kentucky Boys Steeplechase FIRST LAST YEAR SEED HOMETOWN STATE Erik McMillan Sr O’Fallon Illinois Girls 800m Run FIRST LAST YEAR SEED HOMETOWN STATE Nicky Althoff 11 2:16.70 Roscoe Illinois Aidan Campbell 11 2:18 Lodi Wisconsin Boys 800m Run …

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What conference will reign supreme?

What conference will reign supreme? Or will out-of-staters take gold? When we decided to bring back the Midwest Distance Classic, one of the things we wanted to add was a relay component. We kicked around ideas and thoughts: Would the addition of relays affect other entries? Would schools want to put together a top relay after the State meet, or …

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Registration now open for 2015 Midwest Distance Classic

Athletes from the Midwest and beyond can now register for the 2015 Midwest Distance Classic, to be held Saturday, June 13 at 7 p.m. Athletes may enter individual events such as the 2000m Steeplechase, 800m Run, Freshman 1600m Run, 3200m Run and 1600m Run. The 4x800m and Distance Medley relays will also be contested. For a complete time schedule and …

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DyeStat Illinois – Midwest Distance Digest 3/4/15

By Michael Newman mike@dyestat.com We have to start this edition of MDD again with Grant Fisher (Grand Blanc HS MI) and his race at the MITS Indoor Championships at Eastern Michigan University. The 1600 Meter Run was supposed to be a high powered match-up between Fisher and Logan Wetzel (Saline HS MI) who has the nation’s second fastest prep mile …

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DyeStat Illinois – Midwest Distance Digest 2/25/15

By Michael Newman mike@dyestat.com Distance event action continues to heat up in the Midwest. While some of the national focus was on the Simplot Games in Idaho, there were some great performances put up at the University of Kentucky High School Invitational on the spacious 300 Meter Track of the Nutter Fieldhouse. Ersula Farrow (Oak Park MI) rebounded from last …

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Midwest Distance Classic Announces Meet Schedule

LISLE, IL—The Midwest Distance Classic is pleased to announce its preliminary* time schedule for the June 13, 2015 event. SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2015 BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY, LISLE, IL 7:00 p.m. Girls 2000m Steeplechase 7:15 Boys 2000m Steeplechase 7:25 Girls 800 meters (2 sections) 7:35 Boys 800 meters (3 sections) 7:50 Girls Freshman Mile 8:00 Boys Freshman Mile 8:10 Girls 4x 800m …

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DyeStat Illinois – Midwest Distance Digest 2/19/15

By Michael Newman mike@dyestat.com Two time national cross country champion Grant Fisher (Grand Blanc HS MI) was back on the track February 13 for the Grand Valley State Big Meet in Allendale, Michigan. Fisher was the only high school athlete in the mile run. That fact did not bother him. He finished third in the race recorded the fastest time …

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DyeStat Illinois – Midwest Distance Digest 2/12/15

By Michael Newman mike@dyestat.com It is almost four months until some of the top runners throughout the Midwest and the nation will head to Benedictine University to compete in the Midwest Distance Classic on June 13. We thought it would be a great idea to each week from now until the meet to highlight some of the top distance performances …

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Midwest Distance Classic Announces Host Hotel

LISLE, IL—The Midwest Distance Classic is pleased to announce that the HYATT LISLE has been selected to be its host hotel for 2015. “After visiting several outstanding hotels in the area, I felt this beautiful property with its cavernous atrium lobby, 317 over-sized rooms, $89.00 double-double special MDC room rate, exceptional guest services, and proximity to the Benedictine Track & …