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Huffer fourth, Gregson fifth at Fifth Avenue Mile

Australian milers Craig Huffer and Ryan Gregson have recorded competitive performances in New York's Fifth Avenue Mile.

Huffer, who is based in the US and a training partner of Olympic finalist Nick Willis, edged out Australian 1500m record holder Gregson 3:53.5 to 3:53.7, in finishing fourth and fifth respectively behind Matthew Centrowitz's winning time of 3:52.4.

The Fifth Avenue Mile runs alongside Central Park in New York and has a net drop of 9 metres.

The performance of Huffer - who was a team mate of Gregson's at the 2008 World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland - is a positive step forward after a number of injury setbacks and comes after running a new personal best over 800m of 1:47.73 in August.