EUGENE, Ore. - English Gardner returns home while Jordan Hasay will make her Big Apple debut Saturday at the 106th Millrose Games in New York City.
Gardner, a junior from Voorhees, N.J., won multiple junior titles at the Armory running for Eastern Senior High School. The reigning NCAA 60 meter champion will make her 2013 debut in that event on Saturday against a field of professionals, including Olympic medalists Jeneba Tarmoh and Lauryn Williams of the United States.
Gardner won the 2012 NCAA 60 meters in a school record 7.12 seconds, which was the fourth-fastest collegiate time ever run. The 60 meters is scheduled to go off at 4:30 p.m. Pacific.
Meanwhile, Hasay will run in the "Big Apple" for the first time in her distinguished career.
The senior from Arroyo Grande, Calif., is in the women's Wanamaker Mile that has a 5:40 p.m. Pacific start time.
The field for the mile includes some of the nation's top professionals and collegians.
Joining Hasay from the collegiate ranks are Emma Coburn of Colorado and Abbey D'Agostino of Dartmouth. The professionals include former Villanova star Sheila Reid and former Georgetown runner Emily Infeld, as well as Sara Vaughn and Delilah DiCrecenzo. High schooler Mary Cain is also in the field.
Hasay ran 4:33.01 to win the mile at the 2011 NCAA Championships. That time broke Leann Warren's 29 year-old school record in the mile (4:33.26), though Hasay herself was passed by teammate Anne Kesselring last season (4:32.61).
The Millrose Games will be webcast live on ESPN3. ESPN will broadcast a tape-delayed replay of the meet Sunday from 5-8 p.m. Pacific.
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