Colin Sahlman

Birthday: 10/28/03 Mile PR: 3:53.17 (indoors) - 2024
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 3:33.96 - 2024
High School: Newbury Park '22
Hometown: Camarillo, CA
College: Northern Arizona University
Current Residence: Flagstaff, AZ

Colin Sahlman, a rising, young star as a NAU sophomore, won the 1500 at the 2024 Bryan Clay Invitational, clocking 3:33.96, the second fastest 1500m in NCAA history, and in February, ran a 3:53.17 personal record to win the Mile at the John Thomas Terrier Classic in Boston (indoors).

In high school, he recorded two sub-4 minute Mile times, 3:56.24 outdoors (third fastest U.S. prep) and 3:58.81 indoors and was also a member of the Newbury Park team that shattered the high school 4 x Mile record, running collectively 16:29.31 (4:07 per mile). For his stellar senior year, he won the 2022 Gatorade Player of the Year both overall and in cross country.

FUN FACT: His younger brother Aaron has run a 4:00.30 Mile.



Colin Sahlman: 2022 TFN HS Boys Athlete Of The Year

October 27, 2022

His Bowerman Mile time of 3:56.24 lifted him to #3 all-time on the U.S. high school list; only national recordholder Alan Webb and ’60s wunderkind Jim Ryun ran faster as prep legends

By Sieg Lindstrom, Track & Field News

A goal-oriented athlete, as those who earn High School AOY honors tend...

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Sahlman runs his second HS sub-4 at Bowerman Mile

May 29, 2022

“I gave it all I had... It was definitely a great experience. I raced against the best in the world and I ran 3:56. I can’t be disappointed with that.”

By Joe Curley, Ventura County Star

He was seeded last, spent nearly the entire race trailing the world class field and it was all captured...

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Sahlman Joins HS Sub-4 Club

February 06, 2022

“I always wanted to break 4, but as soon as I saw those guys coming back a little bit I was like, I might as well just try to go for the win here.”

By Rich Sands, Track & Field News

NEW YORK — Many of the all-time fastest high school boys Mile races have come in professional races, which...

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