Mile News


Flyin’ Past Ryun

June 01, 2001

Astounding high schooler Alan Webb smashed Jim Ryun's 36-year-old HS record for the Mile at storied Hayward Field

By Tim Layden, Sports Illustrated

There was little doubt that high school senior Alan Webb had arrived in Eugene, Ore. for Sunday's Prefontaine Classic physically ready to break ...

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Ready to Rock High Schoolers: Alan Webb & Dathan Ritzenhein

May 28, 2001

"It's great to write and read about these young guys now, but if you want to read about them in five or six years, my advice would be: Treat them gently."- coach Mark Wetmore

By Tim Layden, Sports Illustrated

Two high school runners. One is a pure Miler named Jim Ryun, a slender junior from...

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Webb Wins Mile Showdown over Hall at Arcadia

April 14, 2001

Other top high school distance performances also produced at annual storied prep invitational meet

By Ryan Lamppa, Running USA wire

ARCADIA, Calif. - At the Arcadia Invitational on Saturday, Alan Webb was the talk of the meet, before and after, as the senior from Reston, Va. who last January...

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Catching up with Reggie McAfee

February 25, 2001

Cincinnati Miler's record lasted 32 years

By John Fay, The Cincinnati Enquirer

Reggie McAfee is not surprised his city Mile record lasted for 32 years.

“I'm not,” he said. “4:08 is pretty fast.”

It's pretty fast now, but it was blazing in 1968 when McAfee, a Courter Tech senior, ran it to...

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