Eric Lueck started the Wisco Mile in 2008 to give some of his track athletes at Wisconsin Lutheran High School one more chance to race after the WIAA state championships.
One more chance proved to be a popular prospect, and Lueck is expecting 250 competitors tonight in the fourth edition of the mile race on the track. Elite runners, high school runners, masters runners and grade school runners all get a shot against the clock and the competition.
Russ Sandvold, the Div. 1 champion in the 1,600 last weekend, is on the start list, along with Elizabeth Flatley, a freshman from Brookfield who stood out last year against her older chasers.
Lueck says the elite race this year will have five runners with sights on running about 4:05, with a shot at the Holy Grail: four-minute mile.
Registration opens at 5 p.m. and the first of 12 races kicks off at 6.
The track is located at 330 N. Glenview Ave., Milwaukee. Click here for more details and fast times from previous Wisco Miles.