Lasater breaks four-minute Mile
The first native-born Georgian to accomplish the feat; competing in Indianapolis this weekend to attempt a qualifying mark for the 1500 at USA Outdoor Championships
By Ken Sugiura, AJC.com
Georgia Tech senior Brandon Lasater didn’t make it to the NCAA Track & Field Championships. He did earn himself a small slice of track history, though.
A little more than a week after missing out on qualifying for the NCAA championships in the 800 meters by two places and .25 seconds, Lasater became the first Tech runner to run an outdoor Mile under the mythic 4-minute mark. Sunday, Lasater won the Mile at the Music City Distance Carnival at Vanderbilt in 3:59.24. The previous record holder was Brendon Mahoney, who ran 4:00.29 in 2002. David Krummenacker ran an indoor Mile in 3:58.62 for Tech in 1998.
Lasater also went to Nashville hoping to qualify for the USA Track & Field championships later this month in the 1500, but fell short. It hardly rendered it a wasted trip.
“It was definitely very positive,” Lasater said. “I didn’t have any regrets or anything. It was a very good experience.”
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