On Sunday Sean Dolan of Hopewell Valley took home the New Balance Nationals Outdoor boys mile championship when he ran a time of 4:12.22. The junior was coming off a a big 1:49.82 anchor leg the night before when his team finished sixth for All-American status in the championship 4x800m running 7:41.84.
The Hopewell Valley star was fourth midway through the mile race, at three quarters of a mile the split was at 3:12 with Dolan in second. Just before the last turn off the backstretch Dolan made his move for first and never looked back gaining separation with a strong final push to the line.
Dolan's best in the open mile is a 4:08.86 which he ran this past May to finish second at the adidas Boost Boston Games. He's had a great junior season which also included a Group 3 NJSIAA state title and a second place Meet of Champions finish in the 800m where he ran 1:50.74. He was only behind the National Champion Luis Peralta in that MOCs race. Back in April at Penn Relays Dolan also posted a monster 4:07.57 to anchor their winning DMR to a time of 9:57.77.
Boys Mile Championship Results
|1||Sean DOLAN||Hopewell Valley Tc-Nj||4:12.22|
|2||Anthony DEKRAKER||Spirit of Pre-MI||4:13.40|
|3||Brent BAILEY||Seashore Force-VA||4:13.80|
|4||Michael MOERK||Tabor City Tc-Nc||4:16.10|
|6||Paul MCKINLEY||McKinley-Paul-MI-Okemos High S||4:16.62|
|7||Joseph DOSREIS||dosReis-Joseph-RI-La Salle Aca||4:17.25|
|8||Jeffery PEDERSEN||East Greenwich Tc-Ri||4:17.51|