Mile News

Huskies’ Yorks runs fastest collegiate indoor Mile ever by an American — then bows out

March 04, 2016

3:53 Miler opts to run with Distance Medley Relay team and the 3000 meters at upcoming NCAA Indoors

By Larry Stone, The Seattle Times

On Tuesday, Washington track and field coach Greg Metcalf did something so extraordinary that he had to call a friend to share it.

Sitting in his office at the Conibear Shellhouse, Metcalf took a deep breath and scratched Huskies senior Izaic Yorks from the Mile run at next weekend’s NCAA Indoor Championship in Birmingham, Ala.

Now, that doesn’t seem like such a big deal — until you consider that, just three days earlier, Yorks had set the track world on its ear by running the fastest collegiate indoor Mile by an American in history.

Continue reading at:

Tags: ncaa championships (15) , izaic yorks (4)

Facebook Comments

Return the Mile to prominence on the American & worldwide sports and cultural landscape by elevating and celebrating the Mile to create a movement.

Bring Back the Mile as the premier event in the sport, and increase interest in and media coverage of the Mile for both those who love the distance as well as the general public.

Bring Back the Mile to celebrate the storied distance and to recognize the people who made and make the Mile great and to promote Mile events and the next generation of U.S. Milers.

Bring Back the Mile to create a national movement for the Mile as America’s Distance,
to inspire Americans to run the Mile as part of their fitness program and to replace the 1600 meters at High School State Track & Field Meets across the country.

Become a Mile Maniac member or a BBTM sponsor today! Join us, and go Mile!

Join Us

Thanks for joining the movement and being a Mile Maniac. We'll keep you up to-date with our Mile wires as well as exclusive contests and opportunities. Help us spread the word by sharing our site and joining us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!