Cian Mc Phillips a “mile” ahead with victory in New York.

Longford athlete Cian Mc Phillips who has strong family connections to Monaghan and the Scotstown area in particular lit up the Invitational mile at the Millrose games in New York at the weekend by breaking the tape in 4:10.95.

The Irish U20 indoor 1500m record breaker was well able to mix it with the best of the US high school athletes coming from 11th place at the 1/4 mile mark to 4th by half way before putting in a strong sprint finish.

The Wanamaker Mile a prestigious event on the Athletic circuit in the states was held at the Armory Arena.