Feb. 13, 2014
VILLANOVA, Pa.--Senior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) will run in the New York Road Runners Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games on Saturday afternoon. The historic meet takes place at the New York Armory and Lipari's race will be televised live on NBC Sports Network. Villanova will also compete in the men's 4x800 meter relay during the meet.
Lipari is part of a loaded field in the Wanamaker Mile and her race will go off at 4:18 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. That falls during a two-hour live TV window on NBC Sports Network, which will televise the Millrose Games between 3-5 p.m. Live streaming during the two-hour window can also be accessed by visiting http://www.nbcsports.com or via the NBC Sports mobile app.
Since 1926, the Wanamaker Mile has been a mainstay and highlight of the Millrose Games. Over the years some of the most famous names in distance running have been crowed Wanamaker Mile champions, including seven-time winner and Wildcats legend Eamonn Coghlan.
Lipari is a seven-time All-American during her Villanova career and this season ranks fifth in the nation in the 3000 meters. As a sophomore two years ago she was a second team All-American in the Mile and during the 2011-12 indoor season set her personal best in the Mile of 4:37.43.
The rest of the field for the Wanamaker Mile, listed alphabetically, includes Sarah Brown (New Balance), Mary Cain (Nike Oregon Project), Emma Coburn (New Balance), Alexa Efraimson (United States), Heather Kampf (Asics), Katie Mackey (Brooks Beasts), Cory McGee (Florida Athletics Club), Treniere Moser (Nike Oregon Project), Rachel Schneider (Georgetown), Nicole Sifuentes (Saucony), Morgan Uceny (Adidas) and Amanda Winslow (Oiselle/NJ-NY TC).
On the men's side the Wildcats will run in the Byron Dyce College Men's 4x800 meter relay at 2:32 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Villanova has run the 4x800 relay twice already this season and has won both of its races in the event. At the Gotham Cup last month the Wildcats placed first out of 11 teams with a time of 7:48.94, while at the Penn State National meet three weeks ago Villanova won the invitational section in 7:36.41.
The field of seven teams for the Byron Dyce 4x800 relay also includes Adelphi, Albany, Duke, Manhattan, Monmouth and Penn.