High School Star Is in a Hurry, Leaving Records Behind
By Vincent M. Mallozzi, New York Times
NEWARK — One recent morning at St. Benedict’s Prep, Edward Cheserek was asked how long it took him to get to a practice at Branch Brook Park, about a mile away.
If I hurry,” said Cheserek, an 18-year-old junior from Kenya, “about four minutes.”
He was not kidding.
Cheserek, a 5-foot-6, 130-pound runner with a timid demeanor and explosive legs, ran the second-fastest indoor mile by a high school student, 4 minutes 2.21 seconds, in January at the New Balance Games at the Armory in Upper Manhattan.
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