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Legacy Child, adidas Dream Mile favorite Christina Aragon Clocks #5 HS 1500

May 22, 2015

"She does not like to be beat...she's got a sixth gear that nobody else has."

By Johanna Gretschel, MileSplit USA

Matthew Maton from Summit, Oregon became the sixth prep in history to break four minutes in the Mile two weeks ago. Pundits nationwide expect Grand Blanc, Michigan senior Grant Fisher to do the same before season's end.

The mystique of the sub-4 minute Mile is always a popular topic of conversation for the nation's top high school boys. But it's not just boys setting records in the classic distance this year.

There's a girl out in Billings, Montana, who has already run her way into history.

High school junior Christina Aragon ran 4:16.36 for 1500m at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational, placing fourth in a field of professional and collegiate runners. The mark catapulted her to U.S. #5 on the All-Time high school list, putting Aragon as a favorite for the adidas Dream Mile and at the epicenter of a resurgence in girls middle-distance running.

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