ST LOUIS, Missouri--Auburn/Riverside HS alum Jordan McNamara (left/photo by Paul Merca) won the featured St. Louis Track Club elite men's mile at Thursday night's Nike Festival of Miles race at Saint Louis University High School.
Before the race, McNamara addressed the crowd of 2000 attending the festival that featured mile and 800 meter races for all ages, asking for help, stating that his goal was 3:54.
The crowd obliged and so did McNamara, running a blistering last lap to finish in 3:54.27, ahead of Duncan Phillips (3:56.10) and Tommy Schmitz (3:56.45). Chris Gowell also broke four minutes in 3:58.90.
McNamara's run comes on the heels of a strong performance at last Saturday's Nike Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, where he finished second in the international section of the mile in 3:52.89.
In the professional women's invitational 800, Erica Moore of the Seattle based Brooks Beasts finished third in a season best 2:02.34, as Heather Kampf won in a meet record 2:01.48, with Oiselle's Lauren Wallace second in 2:02.25.