Mile News

High School Running’s Next Big Star: Andrew Hunter

October 21, 2015

Athleticism and track speed make the Virginia senior a threat in cross country and as the next sub-4 minute HS Miler

By Hailey Middlebrook, Running Times

Andrew Hunter didn't run in middle school, but the senior at Loudon Valley High School in Purcellville, Virginia, had plenty of background in the sport. His parents, Marc and Joan, are not only the cross country and track coaches at Loudon Valley, they're accomplished runners themselves.

Marc ran for Cleveland State, where he placed fourth at the NCAA Championships in cross country before qualifying for the 1980 Olympic Trials in the 5000 and 10,000 meters. Joan ran for the University of Virginia and set a Masters world record in the 4x400-meter relay at the 2014 Millrose Games. They didn't push their son to run, however.

“I hated running when I was younger,” Hunter says. “I tried running for a year in middle school, then stopped because I was really into football, basketball and baseball.”

Continue reading at:

Tags: andrew hunter (6)

Facebook Comments

Return the Mile to prominence on the American & worldwide sports and cultural landscape by elevating and celebrating the Mile to create a movement.

Bring Back the Mile as the premier event in the sport, and increase interest in and media coverage of the Mile for both those who love the distance as well as the general public.

Bring Back the Mile to celebrate the storied distance and to recognize the people who made and make the Mile great and to promote Mile events and the next generation of U.S. Milers.

Bring Back the Mile to create a national movement for the Mile as America’s Distance,
to inspire Americans to run the Mile as part of their fitness program and to replace the 1600 meters at High School State Track & Field Meets across the country.

Become a Mile Maniac member or a BBTM sponsor today! Join us, and go Mile!

Join Us

Thanks for joining the movement and being a Mile Maniac. We'll keep you up to-date with our Mile wires as well as exclusive contests and opportunities. Help us spread the word by sharing our site and joining us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!