Running against the top high school milers in the country, senior Matt Farrell competed in the 113th Annual New York Road Runners Millrose Games on Saturday, February 8, in New York City, placing 11th with a time of 4:18.95.
The Millrose Games is the world’s longest running and most prestigious annual indoor track and field meet, held each February in New York. Since 2012, the event has taken place at The Armory in Washington Heights, which serves as home to the National Track and Field Hall of Fame and the New Balance Track and Field Center.
Farrell was invited to the meet by Millrose’s high school events director, Timothy Fulton, who informed him that he would be racing against 14 of the nation’s best mid-distance runners. Two of those runners included New England prep school foes and friends William Coogan of Philips Exeter and Alex Fleury of Phillips Andover, against whom Farrell has raced multiple times in cross country and track. For three New England prep school athletes to compete in the invitational high school race at the Millrose Games is rare.
Results from the race can be found on the Millrose Games website.
Matt’s performance at a meet earlier this year also earned him entry into the New Balance Indoor Nationals competition in March, where he plans to race in the 5,000 meters. Information on that meet can be found at the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation website.
Matt won the individual Division I New England Cross Country championship for the last three years and competed in the Foot Locker National Cross Country Championship for the last two years. He is a four-time individual Founders League champions as well.