Last Friday as everyone was getting ready for the weekend Mountain View freshman runner Lexy Halladay was in Boston, one of 12 prep runners invited to compete in the Addias Girls Dream Mile. Halladay was one of two freshman in the field and had the second best time of the field.

Still, the thought that an Idaho freshman could top the best prep runners in the country was more hopeful than reality. That's why I'm talking about the race again on Monday.

Halladay sprinted the final 100 meters, her legs gone she would later say but they had served her well with a winning time of 4:40.81 the best time in the nation and she also broke the freshman national class record of 4:42.0 set by Mary Decker in 1973.

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 Brie Oakley of Coloradotook second in 4:41.95, and senior Lauren Gregory of Fort Collins, Colo., was third in 4:42.00. Maybe Halladay's biggest challenge was hoisting the winning belt which she displayed on twitter!
An electronic rabbit was used for this race trying to make for a fast pace. The rabbit was set for 2:20 over two laps and then it was up to the girls for a big finish.
 Halladay was 4th as they began the final lap but slowly moved up and with 100 meters to go she sprinted to the finish, falling to the ground but with a huge smile.

Halladay is the reigning Idaho 5A state cross country and 1,600-meter champion and her next race will be in Seattle June 17th, the elite mile at the 2017 Brooks PR Invitational.

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