January 13, 2024
University Park, PA
by Marty Mazur

The first meet of the 2024 Indoor Mile Series saw some of last year's returning runners coming hot out of the gate. Vince Fadale, last year's Series winners, won his heat in a time faster than his first two times of last year. And Hanna Bauer, winner of Heat 1, was already faster than her first race last year.

In Heat 1, Hannah Bauer led the whole way, winning in 5:56.10. Baylee Balogh was second in 6:01.08 and Abby Oliver was third in 6:13.80. Jacob Loverich ran away from the field to win the second heat in 5:00.21, with Justin Waraniak edging Timoty Brandt for second place in 5:05.56 and 5:05.93 respectively.

The fast heat featured an Indoor Mile Series first: Grayson Taylor sported reflective sunglasses in the race! Unfortunately, Grayson took last place in the heat, but he rocked it in the shades. Vince Fadale used his signature second half kick to eclipse the field, finishing in 4:30.23. Tony Patrinos was second in 4:33.91 and Landon Faulkner was a distant third in 4:41.12.

The next meet in the Indoor Mile Series will be in two weeks. We expect more of the times to come down!

                            The top finishers in Heat 1 from left to right: Baylee Balogh (2), Hannah Bauer (1), and Abby Oliver (3)

Heat 2 Winner Jacob Loverich

Top female finishers, left to right: Holly Passetti (2) and Maggie Mahony (1)

Grayson Taylor rocked the shades in Heat 3


Vince Fadale, winner of the fast heat, will be hard to beat again this year!



Heat 1
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Place  Name                      Time
-----  ----                      ----
  1    Hannah Bauer            5:56.10
  2    Baylee Balogh           6:01.08
  3    Abby Oliver             6:13.80
  4    Hannah Ruisi            7:04.37
  5    Wilma DePiore           7:23.60 (M)
  6    Phil Philin             7:33.91 (M)

Heat 2
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Place  Name                      Time
-----  ----                      ----
  1    Jacob Loverich          5:00.21
  2    Justin Waraniak         5:05.56
  3    Timothy Brandt          5:05.93
  4    Nicholas Hayes          5:07.57
  5    Sean Devlin             5:31.33
  6    Maggie Mahoney          5:41.63
  7    Holly Passetti          5:43.20
  8    Owen Lomotan            5:48.06
  9    Jodi Patterson          6:01.20
 10    Matt Smith              6:01.41 (M)


Heat 3
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Place  Name                      Time
-----  ----                      ----
  1    Vince Fadale            4:30.23
  2    Tony Patrinos           4:33.91
  3    Landon Faulkner         4:41.12
  4    Winter Parts            4:43.79
  5    Owen Strickler          4:46.47
  6    Ryan Zaff               4:46.59
  7    Jigar Gosalia           4:49.98
  8    Charles Wood            4:52.43
  9    Rio King                4:53.63
 10    Matt Balogh             4:57.03
 11    Jared Loeper            4:58.83
 12    Cam Mallett             5:01.33
 13    Grayson Taylor          5:22.28

(M) Masters Runner