Boys' Preview For BAA Invitational Scholastic Mile

Andrew Mah, Newton North

Mah will have the target on his singlet this weekend. The Tiger standout had an outstanding indoor season, particularly in the two mile where he thrice clocked 9:13 or better with a PR of 9:12.17 at the New England Championships. Mah ran a best of 4:23.65 for the mile at the Eastern Division 1 meet last year. Look for Mah to take the lead from the start on Saturday with a sub 4:25 for the early-season race a possibility.

Thomas Weiss, Wellesley

Weiss is certainly a worthy contender and someone who could put some pressure on Mah this weekend. The Raider senior clocked a best of 4:25.08 last year at a South Shore League Meet. He also has a PB of 9:22 for two miles.

Owen Chase, Natick

Chase has potential to be in the chase for the title. The talented senior has had a bunch of performances under 4:30 for the mile, including his all-time best of 4:22.84. That effort placed him sixth overall at this past winter's Coaches Invitational Large School meet.

Noah Whiting, Newton South

The Tiger senior is another miler with mid 4:20 speed. He was seventh at the Division 1 Championships this past winter with his current best of 4:25.01. During the outdoor campaign last spring he twice went under 4:30 with a then-best of 4:27.23 at the Eastern Division 1 meet.

Jameson O'Neil, Wellesley

The Red Raiders senior is just a month removed from his strongest season on the oval. He was sixth at the Bay State Conference Championships where he ran 4:33.17. He followed that effort six days later by placing third overall in the Division 2 meet with a PB of 4:32.67. 

Matthew Walak, Natick

The Red Hawks' senior is primarily a middle-distance specialist with a 1:58 best for 800m and sub 2:40 for 1K to his credit. He's only done the mile on a few occasions and generally hovers in the low 4:50 range. Judging by his times in the shorter races, he capable of running much faster.

William Cole-French, Boston College High

Cole-French will be looking to excel this weekend. He cruised to a best of 4:23.7 at the Division 1 Championships back in February, an effort that secured him sixth overall. He also dipped under 4:30 at the Coaches Invitational where he was timed in 4:28.29.

Benjamin Burgess, Framingham

This junior has sub two-minute speed for 800m and ran his all-time best for the mile this past winter when he clocked 4:31.26 at the Bay State Championships.

Other competitors in the field include Hopkinton's Alexander Brown and Cael MacEachern, Ashland's Kevin Rabidou and Kwesi Sakyi, Framingham's Benjamin Silver, Brookline's Quinn Gangatharan and Michael Zimmerman-Lemus and Boston Latin's Sean Dykens and William Cole-French.