Feb. 15, 2014
NEW YORK - In a field of runners that included top professionals and just two affiliated collegiate runners senior Emily Lipari (Greenvale, N.Y.) set a new personal best while running in the historic Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games on Saturday afternoon. The world-famous meet was held at the New York Armory and Lipari's race was televised live across the country on NBC Sports Network.
The talented Villanova runner did not disappoint, as her time of 4:35.24 is more than two seconds faster than her previous personal best. Lipari finished eighth in the race and closed strong after being pushed towards the back of the pack. She eclipsed the time of 4:37.43 that she had run at the Columbia Last Chance Meet two years ago and posted a time that ranks 10th in the nation this season.
Midway through the race Lipari made a move through the middle of the pack to solidify her position in the field of 12 runners. She and Cory McGee of Florida were the only runners from collegiate programs among the competitors.
Mary Cain (Nike Oregon Project) won the race in 4:27.73 and was followed by teammate Treniere Moser in second place (4:28.86), while Nicole Sifuentes was third with a time of 4:28.97.
Next up for the Wildcats is the BIG EAST Championships next weekend at the Armory.