2012 Winner Wesley Gallagher
2012 Winner Camillie Blackman
2013 Press Release:
August 10, 2013
James Kalperis Track
Falmouth High School
The Tommy Cochary High School Mile was created in 2010. The first High School Mile featured only athletes from schools on Cape Cod. In 2011 it was changed to invite athletes from across the state. On Saturday evening, August 10, be sure to be at Falmouth High School James Kalperis track to see just how fast Massachusetts is!
New for 2013 is an application process for all interested high school athletes who wish to compete in this year's mile.
For the second year, this event will be in honor of Tommy Cochary, a local Falmouth runner. The Falmouth Road Race was a huge part of Tommy and his family's lives, but the summer of 1990 transformed the Cochary Family forever when Tommy's life was cut short in a drunk driving accident. The goal of the selection process is to invite the best athletes in Massachusetts who also embody the underlying values of the race and make smart choices in their lives.
In memory of his active life and fun-loving attitude, the family wants to promote good health and smart choices by awarding a grant in the top high school girl and boy athletes names to be used by thier school to purchase or implement a level of wellness. The schools, in collaberation with the donors, will be able to choose from options such as athletic equipment, team uniforms, or an after school wellness activity.
All athletes chosen to participate in the 2013 Tommy Cochary High School Mile will be outfitted in shoes, shorts, and shirts by New Balance and have the chance to race in front of thousands of spectators. In addition, those athletes will have the opportunity to warm-up and cool-down with some of the elite athletes competing in the Falmouth Mile. Field size will be limited to a maximum of 10 high school boys and ten high school girls; the selection process will consider character as well as athletic performance.
The Mile is free to spectators and features entertainment.