Colby Alexander ran his 3:52.84 Mile PR at the 2022 Milrose Games this winter. He was a finalist at the 2021 Olympic Trials in the 1500, and in 2021 set his 1500 PR of 3:33.65.
Jack Anstey is a graduate of Illinois State University where he set the school record in the 1500m in 2021. That year he signed with Under Armour and this winter he represented Australia at the World Indoor Track and Field Championships in the 1500m.
Eric Avila represents Adidas and was the 2021 US Road Mile champion. He placed 7th in the 2021 US Olympic trials 1500m. In 2018 he won the Ed Murphey Memphis Mile in a personal best of 3:55.43.
PC: Justin Britton
In 2016 Ben Blankenship finished 8th in the 1500m at the Rio Olympics. He is a former Falmouth Mile champion (2013) and boasts a 3:50.54 road mile personal best. Ben represents Nike and the Oregon Track Club. This will be his 3rd Falmouth Mile.
A former standout runner at Virginia Tech, Vince Ciattei now competes for Nike’s Oregon Track Club. He was a finalist in the 1500m at the 2021 US Olympic trials and has run 3:34 for the 1500m and 3:54 for the indoor mile.
A former All American at NC State, Graham Crawford now trains with the Reebok Boston track club. He was a semifinalist at the 2016 Olympic trials in the 1500m. He has run 3:56.05 for the mile. Graham competed in the 2018 Falmouth Mile, where he finished 8th.
Jye was the Australian National Champion in 2021 and competed in the Olympic Games in Tokyo in the 1500m. He finished 3rd at the 2021 Oslo Bislett Games running a 3:49.27 mile.
Two-time Falmouth Elite Mile champion, Craig Engels finished 4th in the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials 1500m, missing the Olympic team by one place. There was similar heartbreak at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials where Craig finished 4th in the 800m and 5th in the 1500m. In 2019 he was the national champion in both the 1-Mile and the 1500m and at the 2019 World Athletics Championships 1500m, Craig finished 10th in one of the fastest championships 1500m on record.
A member of Team USA at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Mason competed in the steeplechase. He was 5th at last year’s (2021) Falmouth Mile and finished 6th in the 7-mile race the next day. This will be his 3rd Falmouth Mile. Mason is currently pursuing a PhD in statistics at the University of Michigan.
Representing Under Armour, Willy Fink is competing in his first Falmouth Mile. He has run 13:16.97 for 5000m, 7:44.21 for 3000m and 3:37 for 1500m. In 2021 he won the men’s one-mile-run at the Camel City Invitational.
PC: Joe Hale
Adam represents Great Britain and Under Armour, and was a multi-time All American performer at the NCAA Championships while running for Drake with a 4th place finish at the 2021 NCAA Indoor Championships. He ran a new PR of 3:37.96 in the 1500m at the end of July in Germany.
Rorey finished 3rd at the 2021 Australian National Championships in the 1500m and set his PR of 3:36.21 in France last year.
An Adidas athlete and member of the Very Nice Track Club, Hobbs Kessler set the high school record over 1500m when he ran 3:34.36 in 2021, besting Alan Webb’s previous record by nearly 4 seconds. Kessler also holds the high school indoor mile record at 3:57.66.
An All American while at Penn State, Brannon Kidder now competes with the Brooks Beasts track club. He ran the fastest split on the world record 4 x Mile team in 2019. He has run 1:44.99 for the 800m and 3:59.86 for the mile.
Kasey ran his PR of 3:38.07 at Ole Miss in 2021 and finished 10th at the Ed Murphey Classic earlier this summer.
Thomas was a 7th place finisher at the USATF National Championships in the 5k (13:17), and ran his 1500 PR of 3:37.93 earlier this season in Portland. He was a former Massachusetts high school standout at Concord-Carlisle. After finishing his college career at UNC he now competes for the Nike Bowerman Track Club.
A former Division 2 national champion, David Ribich represents the Brooks Beasts Track Club. This winter he lowered his mile best to 3:55.80 at the Boston University Last Chance Meet. David finished 2nd in the 2019 Falmouth Mile. He competed at the 2021 Olympic trials where he was a finalist in the 1500m.
Paul Ryan is an Adidas athlete who holds a 3:55 mile best. He was a finalist at this year’s USATF Championships in the 1500m. Prior to his professional career Paul competed at Washington State University where he made the 1500m final at the NCAA outdoor championships.
PC: Chuck Utash
Bryce Richards set personal bests in the 800m, mile and the 1500m this year. Richards grew up in Mundelein, Wisconsin, where he was a two-time All-American at the USATF Junior Championships. He ran for Kansas University.
Mick Stanovsek comes into Falmouth with a Mile PR of 3:56.90 set in Dublin, Ireland. Earlier this season, he finished 4th at the Australian SOPAC Championships in the 1500m.
Waleed Suliman was a 3-time NCAA champion while at Ole Miss, now he competes professionally as a part of the Brooks Beasts track club. He was a finalist at the 2021 Olympic Trials in the 1500m. He set his mile best in Boston in 2019, running 3:56.78 indoors.
PC: Erik Galindo
Ella finished 11th in the 5000m at the USATF Outdoor Championships this year, and was the bronze medal winner at the 2021 NCAA outdoor 1500m.
PC: Pierce Townsend
Kaela won the 2016 NCAA Indoor title in the mile and was a runner-up for a spot at the 2020 indoor Championships in the 800m. She has an 800m best of 1:59.68 and 4:28 for the Mile.
PC: John Nepolitan
Katie Follet is a Three Time Falmouth Mile Champion (2013, 2014 and 2016), an 8th place finisher in the 2017 World Championships, and won a 3000m race the Diamond League meet in Stockholm in 2015. She finished as high as 3rd at the USATF Track and Field Championships.
Hanna was an All-American at Virginia Tech. She ran 1:58.19 in the 800m, taking second at the 2019 National Championships. Her performance qualified her for the 2019 World Athletics Championships. She won the 800m at IAAF Diamond League Meeting de Paris in 1:58.39.
PC: Jake Willard
Sadi was 5th at the 2022 USA Indoor Championships in the 800m. She was a 2021 Olympic Trials Qualifier for the 800m.
PC: Kevin Morris
Nikki was a finalist at the 2019 World Championship placing 12th in the 1500m, running 4:01. They were the 2019 Pan American Games champion in the 1500m. They have been a perennial contender and finalist at the USATF National Championships and Olympic Trials. They are the founder of the Pride 5k.
PC: Johnny Zhang
Karisa won the 2017 NCAA Championship in the mile with a time of 4:31 while competing for Samford University.
PC: Tim Healy
Katie earned a 5th place finish at the 2022 USATF National Championship in the Steeplechase running 9:29. She finished 2nd in the NACAC U23 Championships in the 1500m and 7th in the World U20 Championships in the 3000m.
Taryn Rawlings set personal bests in the mile (4:28.93) and the 1500m (4:05.02) this past July, while winning both races. An All-American at the University of Portland, Rawlings finished 4th in the 2019 NCAA D1 Indoor Mile Championships and ninth in the 1500m. She is now based in Flagstaff and runs with the Dark Sky Distance team.
Ellie is a high school runner for Belmont High School, and has begun rewriting the record books, setting new freshmen high school records in the 5000m en route to winning the HS National Championships. This year she ran a 9:56 as a sophomore in the 2 Mile and a 4:14 for the 1500m.
Molly ran at Oklahoma State, earning Big 12 titles in the mile and 1500m in 2019. She competed at the USATF National Championships in the 1500m.
PC: Michael Rodmaker
After completing an All-American career at the University of Arkansas, Carina Viljoen now trains with the Mammoth Track Club in Mammoth Lakes, CA. She is an 11-time national champion while representing her home country of South Africa. She has represented South Africa in the World Cross Country Championship and has a mile best of 4:29.0.