Monday, April 18, 2011
Verzbicas ALMOST Wins Boston Elite Mile
Lukas Verzbicas, 18, of Orland Hills, took second in the field of five on Sunday at the Boston Marathon Elite Mile, a three-lap run near the Boston Marathon finish line with lots of sharp turns. The high school phenom (Sandburg), who is skipping the Illinois high school season so he can run in big national and regional races such as this one, ran a 4:16.8, finishing just behind Andrew Baddeley, 28, of Great Britain, who won in 4:16.7. Craig Miller 23, of Madison, WI, was third in 4:17.4, Kyle Miller, 25, of Austin, TX, was fourth in 4:17.6; and Brian Gagnon, 23, of Hanover, NH, was fifth in 4:24.3.