Efraimson places fourth in Adidas Dream Mile in New York

Camas freshman races against nation's top runners

By Tim Martinez, Columbian Assistant Sports Editor



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Camas freshman Alexa Efraimson ran with the best high school distance runners in the country and held her own.

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Efraimson placed fourth in the Adidas Dream Mile, a race of the top prep girls milers in the country at the Adidas Grand Prix track and field meet Saturday in New York.

Efraimson finished in 4 minutes, 42.41 seconds for the best finish among the four competitors from the Pacific Northwest.

Amy-Eloise Neale of Snohomish’s Glacier Peak High School was seventh in 4:43.82, Paige Rice from Portland’s St. Mary’s Academy was 12th in 4:55.26 and Maddie Meyers from Seattle’s Northwest School was 14th in 4:55.69.

Cami Chapus from Harvard-Westlake School in Studio City, Calif., won the event in 4:39.64.

Efraimson’s best time this season for 1,600 meters was 4:57.20, but it was her time of 4:23.41 in a 1,500-meter race in Beaverton, Ore., that earned her an invite to the Dream Mile.

Efraimson placed second to Neale in the 800 meters at the Washington 3A state track and field meet with both runners besting the previous state meet record. Efraimson only ran the 800 and 1,600-meter relay at the state meet. She posted the state’s best time in the 800 this season.