Efraimson to run against pros in New York on Saturday

Camas junior switches from Dream Mile to 1,500

By Micah Rice, Columbian Sports Editor



Fresh off setting a national high school record in the 1,600 meters, Camas junior Alexa Efraimson will run against some of the world’s best.

Saturday, she will run in the 1,500 meters of the Adidas Grand Prix Diamond League meet in New York.

Efraimson had been slated to run against other high school elites in the Adidas Dream Mile, which is part of the Adidas Grand Prix.

She said the switch was made in part because elite Colorado high school runner Elise Cranny withdrew from the race.

In the 1,500, Efraimson will face a field that includes 2011 IAAF world champion Jenny Simpson.

Efraimson won state titles in the 1,600 and 800 at the state track meet May 29-31 in Tacoma. Her 1,600 time of 4:33.29 set a national record, while her 800 time of 2:04.10 broke her own state meet record.

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