Friday, July 27, 2012

Yes/No: Kampf Victorious at Ryan Shay Mile?

Heather Kampf will continue her summer racing season with a road mile this weekend, after running the 800 and 1500 at the Olympic Trials in late June.  Kampf finished seventh in the 800m at the Trials and was a semi-finalist in the 1500m.

The fifth annual Ryan Shay Mile will be run Saturday morning in Michigan.  This invite-only field will compete for a prize money purse that includes a $1000 award for first place.  The race commemorates the life of the USA Marathon champion who died at the Olympic Trials Marathon in 2007.

We will check in with Kampf, a former Rosemount and University of Minnesota standout, with this question...

Yes/No: Will Heather Kampf win the Ryan Shay Mile on Saturday?

Heather Kampf is coming off a recent road mile victory in the Medtronic TC 1 Mile race.  She ran 4:36 to win that race by almost three seconds in May.  Kampf has a 1500 personal best of 4:12 and has run 4:30 for the mile.

There are two major threats to Kampf in this race.  The first is Ashley Higginson who also has run the 1500 in 4:12.  Higginson is coming off a fourth place finish in the Olympic Trials Steeplechase, where she ran 9:38, just off her personal record of 9:34.

The second top contender in the Ryan Shay Mile is Ashley Miller, a recent graduate from the University of Nebraska.  Miller is a Big 12 and Big 10 1500 champ as well as an All-American and boasts a best 1500 time of 4:11.

A press release on the Ryan Shay Mile including entries is HERE.

To play our game, simply type "yes" or "no" into the subject line of an e-mail and send it to us at DtBFantasy [AT] gmail [DOT] com before 9:30 A.M. CDT, Saturday, July 28th.  Please put your answers in the subject line of the e-mail and make sure your full name appears somewhere in the e-mail.

My Answer:  Yes

The Yes/No question last week was:  Will Jamie Cheever break 4:20.00 in the 1500 in Ninove, Belgium on Saturday?   The answer was  yes - Cheever ran 4:17 in a big personal record.  Twenty-one players answered correctly this week.  Mike Mason is now the sole leader with nineteen points.  There are three with eighteen points points (Ryan Aylesworth, Gloria Jansen and Rich Cowles).

For all the results, please visit DtB Fantasy Corner, HERE.

1 comment:

Jim from MN said...

YES. 1. Heather Kampf 4:31.83