Helen Schlachtenhaufen

Birthday: 03/14/95 Mile PR: 4:19.9 (road) – 2022
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 3:59.71 – 2024
High School: Lake Forest HS '13
Hometown: Lake Forest, IL
College: Dartmouth ‘17
Current Residence: Boston, MA

Helen Schlachtenhaufen, in late June at the 2024 Olympic Trials, finished 8th in 3:59.71, a PR, in the greatest U.S. women's 1500 ever.

In 2023, Schlachtenhaufen won the 2023 Portland Festival 1500m in 4:05.67.

In 2021, she finished runner-up in the 1500 meters at the Oregon Relays: USATF Grand Prix, clocking 4:04.36. In late June, she finished 5th at the U.S. Olympic Trials 1500m (4:04.41), and in July at Gateshead, Helen placed third in the Millicent Fawcett Mile (4:28.13).

In 2020, Helen defended her Ed Murphey Classic 1500m title in 4:08.39.

She won the 2019 Adrian Martinez Classic Adro Mile, breaking the beam in 4:30.67, and later in the year, set her 1500m personal record of 4:03.59, also winning the Ed Murphey Classic "Brave Like Gabe" race.

In 2018, Helen set her Mile PR of 4:27.09 (#75 U.S. women sub-4:30) to finish third at the Adro Mile, and despite falling down before the finish line, she was also runner-up at the Aetna Falmouth Elite Mile (4:31.44).

At Dartmouth, Schlachtenhaufen won two Ivy League indoor Mile titles, set the 1500 meter school record (4:11.15) and qualified for the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Championships 1500m.

FUN FACT: Helen graduated with a psychology degree and plans to go to medical school.

Photo credit: Kevin Morris


Philibert-Thiboutot smashes Falmouth Elite Mile record

August 14, 2021

Markovc edges Schlachtenhaufen in women’s race; $28,500 awarded; Clare, Myles Liss-Riordan Tommy Cochary High School Mile champions

From Falmouth Road Race

FALMOUTH, Mass. – In the 25th running of the Falmouth Elite Mile on Saturday afternoon, six men went sub-4 minutes at the newly...

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Olympians, two-time men’s champion, 2018 women’s runner-up headline 25th Falmouth Elite Mile

July 29, 2021

Guaranteed prize purse of $25,000 plus time and record bonus money available

From Falmouth Road Race

FALMOUTH, Mass. - Falmouth Road Race, Inc., organizers of the Falmouth Elite Mile, an invitational Mile open to male sub-4:00 and female sub-4:40-minute Mile runners, have announced the fields...

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Elle Purrier St. Pierre Dominates U.S. Olympic Trials 1500m

June 21, 2021

Cory McGee, Heather MacLean also set personal records to earn Team USA berths to Tokyo

By Taylor Dutch, Runner's World

Leading wire-to-wire, Elle Purrier St. Pierre convincingly won the women’s 1500 meters at the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials on Monday in Eugene, Oregon. At the new,...

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Engels, Schneider Win Aetna Falmouth Elite Mile

August 18, 2018

Connolly, Mariano victorious in Tommy Cochary High School Mile; $16,000 awarded in Open race

From Falmouth Road Race

FALMOUTH, Mass. – Three close finishes and a dominant victory by a local favorite highlighted the Aetna Falmouth Elite Mile and its companion Tommy Cochary High School Mile,...

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Saucony Announces Freedom Track Club

September 20, 2017

Coached by 2004 U.S. Olympian Tim Broe, the Boston-based team is dedicated to helping talented runners progress to world class status in pursuit of their Olympic dreams

From Saucony

WALTHAM, Mass. – Saucony, a leading global running lifestyle brand, announced it will expand its commitment to...

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