Colby Alexander

Birthday: 06/13/91 Mile PR: 3:50.3 (road) - 2016
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 3:34.88 - 2016
High School: Strongsville High School
Hometown: Strongsville, OH
College: University of Oregon '15
Current Residence: Tarrytown, NY

Team: NJ*NY Track Club

Since his time at the University of Oregon, Colby Alexander has made a name for himself competing in the Mile and the metric Mile. Colby first joined the sub-4:00 club at the Harry Jerome Track Classic in the summer of 2014, when he crossed the finish line in 3:59.69. After completing his final NCAA season in 2015, Colby placed 9th at the USA Championships in the 1500m final (3:40.62), finished 5th in 4:00 at the GNC Live Well Liberty Mile, won the Michigan Mile in 4:10.25, and finished 11th at the 2015 Fifth Avenue Mile.

2016 saw big improvements as he qualified for the Olympic Trials, where he finished 7th in the 1500m final, clocking 3:38:90, and soon after won the Track Town Summer Series 1500m with a PR time of 3:34.88. Colby continued his 2016 breakrthough season by placing runner-up at the Aetna Falmouth Mile, finishing in 3:58.15, just .01 behind the winner and NJ*NY Track Club teammate Kyle Merber. He capped-off the 2016 season at the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile, finishing 3rd in a stellar field with a time of 3:50.3, a big PR and less than a second behind winner Eric Jenkins (3:49.3) and Olympic gold medalist Matthew Centrowitz (3:49.5).

FUN FACT: In 2016, Colby and his two NJ*NY Track Club teammates Johnny Gregorek & Kyle Merber produced the most sub-4s on the track with 5 each.

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News

Legendary Coach Frank Gagliano Continues to Inspire

February 02, 2017

Three HOKA NJ*NY Track Club coached athletes entered in famed Wanamaker Mile at upcoming 110th NYRR Millrose Games

From NYRR

NEW YORK – If 55 years of coaching track & field have taught Frank Gagliano anything, it’s to keep going.

The legendary coach, now in his seventh year at the helm of ...

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Simpson supreme again, Jenkins surprises at New Balance 5th Avenue Mile

September 03, 2016

36th edition produces three women sub-4:20, two men sub-3:50; record 17 women sub-4:30 and record tying 17 men sub-4

From NYRR

NEW YORK – American Jenny Simpson became the first five-time winner – man or woman – in event history and rising star Eric Jenkins shocked the field with his top...

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Merber, Mackey Repeat as Aetna Falmouth Mile Champions

August 20, 2016

Manikas-Hill, Sessa win Tommy Cochary High School Mile titles

From New Balance Falmouth Road Race

FALMOUTH, Mass. — Kyle Merber and Katie Mackey both repeated as champions of the Aetna Falmouth Elite Mile on Saturday night with Merber winning for the second consecutive time and Mackey...

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BBTM 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials Guide to the Metric Mile

July 10, 2016
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Kampf, McNamara Win GNC Live Well Liberty Mile Titles

July 31, 2015

An event record 1,500-plus participants at fourth edition; third stop on the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2015

By Ryan Lamppa, The Mile wire

PITTSBURGH – (July 31, 2015) – At the 4th GNC Live Well Liberty Mile on a warm, humid Friday evening in downtown Pittsburgh, two Milers, who are...

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