Thursday, September 20, 2012

Yes/No: Will Anderson and Kampf finish in top 6 at Fifth Ave. Mile?

Team USA Minnesota runners Gabriele Anderson and Heather Kampf will be in New York City this weekend to run the NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile.  They will compete against a very strong field including three former World Championship medalists.

Both Anderson and Kampf have achieved success at the 1500/Mile distance this year.  Kampf has won three road mile races including the USA Road Mile Championship.  Anderson finished fourth at the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 1500 and has run as fast as 4:04 this summer.

Let us know how they will fare on the streets of Manhattan...

Yes/No: Will Gabriele Anderson AND Heather Kampf finish in the top 6 at the NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile on Saturday?

The top runners in the field include Jenny Simpson, the defending champ, who is also the 2011 1500 World Champion.  Shannon Rowbury is another Fifth Avenue previous champion - she won in 2009 and 2010.  Rowbury is a two-time Olympian and bronze medalist at the 2009 World Championships.

Four British Olympians will compete in the race, led by 2011 World Championship silver medalist Hannah England.  Other British Olympians include Barbara Parker, Eilish McColgan and Julia Bleasdale.

The NYRR press release on the race 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 11:45 A.M. CDT, Saturday, September 22nd.  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

Last week's Yes/No question was:  Will St. Olaf Men and Women both win team titles at the St. Olaf Invitational Cross Country Meet on Saturday?  The answer was no - St. Olaf women won and their men finished second behind Minnesota State Mankato.  Seventeen players answered correctly.  Mike Mason remains in first with twenty-four points.  Ryan Aylesworth and Heather Jelen are hot on his heels with twenty-three.  

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


Doug said...

No official results posted for the Fifth Ave. Mile yet, but Gabriele Anderson is reporting that the answer is yes:

Doug said...

The official results confirm it -

Gabriele Anderson finished 4th in 4:26.5 and Heather Kampf was 6th in 4:27.8.

The correct answer is yes.