Birthday: 12/07/91 Mile PR: 3:52.9 (road) - 2017
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 3:35.00 - 2017
High School: Seekonk HS
Hometown: Seekonk, MA
College: Columbia University '14 / University of Oregon 1 year graduate program
Current Residence: Tarrytown, NY
Team: NJ*NY Track Club
Johnny Gregorek – John, Jr. – had a breakthrough year in 2017 as he qualified for his first international team at the USATF Outdoor Championships when he unleashed a monster kick to move from 10th place to place third for the final qualifying Team USA spot, recording 3:43.99. In his build-up to the IAAF World Championships, Johnny won the Tracktown 1500m in 3:35.00 on July 6 to set a personal record, showing he was ready to compete at the highest level. In the London World Championships men’s 1500m final, Gregorek, the only American, finished 10th in 3:37.56.
Before going pro, Johnny had a successful collegiate career at Columbia University and after completing his undergraduate degree, competed for two seasons with the Oregon Ducks. At the 2014 NCAA Indoor Championships, he placed 6th in the Mile with a time of 4:04.36, earning first team All-American.
Johnny broke 4 minutes for the first time on February 14, 2015 at the Millrose Games famed Wanamaker Mile, finishing 10th in 3:57.47 to join a short list of father / son combos (#9) to break the coveted sub-4 minute Mile mark with his father and 1984 Olympian John Gregorek, Sr. who recorded a 3:51.34 Mile personal record in 1982.
At the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, Gregorek placed 6th, clocking 3:38.76.
On February 26, 2017 at Boston University, John Gregorek Jr. & Sr. would become the fastest father / son Mile duo when Johnny ran 3:53.15 PR for a 3:52.25 average. Johnny’s mother Chris is also speedy with a 4:29.00 Mile PR, and the trio own the fastest family Mile average of 4:04.50.
FUN FACT I: Gregorek was his high school class valedictorian and also an Eagle Scout.
FUN FACT II: At 6'5", he is one of the tallest world class Milers all-time.
FUN FACT III: On December 19, 2015 at Boston University, Johnny recorded the first indoor sub-4 minute Mile ever run in the month of December with his 3:58.15.