Joe Waskom

Birthday: 04/12/01 Mile PR: 3:51.90 (indoors) - 2023
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 3:34.64 - 2023
High School: Mt. Si '19
Hometown: Snoqualmie, WA
College: University of Washington
Current Residence: Seattle, WA

Joe Waskom, a rising Mile star, won his second NCAA 1500m crown with the best closing kick in 3:39.48.

Waskom finished runner-up in the 2023 USA 1500m Championship race in July, and six days later, broke his USA 1500m personal record of 3:35.32 in Lignano, Italy, clocking 3:34.64 for the win and qualifying for the World Championships in Budapest.

At the 2023 UW Invite, he led a record 8 men from the same school in the same race sub-4 minutes for the Mile; his 3:51.90 is the third fastest NCAA indoor time.

In 2022, Waskom won the NCAA 1500m title (runner-up in 2023 to teammate Nathan Green) and is part of a deep Mile contingent at the University of Washington, coached by Andy Powell.

The Washington native was a 3-time state champion (cross country, 2018, and 3200 meters, 2018-19).


Waskom leads record eight UW Dawgs to sub-4 Mile

January 27, 2023

“It was really hard, but it's so special doing it with your teammates and seeing everyone thrive and succeed around you."

From University of Washington Track & Field

SEATTLE – In a record-setting, jaw-dropping display of depth and teamwork, eight members of the Washington track & field squad...

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