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Family ties: Drew Hunter breaks high school indoor Mile record

February 08, 2016

“I think it’s something that’s not ironic but unique and special. I think everything happens for a reason. I think this is the beginning.”

By Christopher Chavez, Sports Illustrated

As a freshman at South Lakes High School in Reston, Va., Alan Webb was a swimmer who thrived in running despite his skinny legs and strong upper body build. Webb grew into his body with time and became the first and only high school runner to break four minutes in the indoor Mile when he ran 3:59.86 as a senior in 2001.

It was a proud moment for Marc and Joan Hunter, who coached him as a freshman before stepping away from coaching for family reasons.

When the record fell on Saturday afternoon at the Armory Track Invitational at the New Balance Track and Field Center in upper Manhattan, the Hunters felt the same joy along with another kind of excitement: parental pride.

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