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Catching up with Reggie McAfee

February 25, 2001

Cincinnati Miler's record lasted 32 years

By John Fay, The Cincinnati Enquirer

Reggie McAfee is not surprised his city Mile record lasted for 32 years.

“I'm not,” he said. “4:08 is pretty fast.”

It's pretty fast now, but it was blazing in 1968 when McAfee, a Courter Tech senior, ran it to win the 1969 Class AA Mile championship. He also won the 880 in 1:52.5 that day. He had won the second of his two state cross country championships in the fall.

The city Mile mark stood until June 2000, when Mason Ward of Colerain lowered it to 4:07.5.

No Cincinnati distance runner has challenged McAfee's overall record. By the time McAfee left the now-defunct Courter, he was unquestionably the greatest high school distance runner Cincinnati had produced.

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