State Mile Guide: #4 Georgia
Date of Statehood: January 2, 1788
Motto: Wisdom, Justice & Moderation
Home to the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the Peachtree State witnessed Mile legend Noureddine Morceli's 3:50.86 warm-up prior to the Games at the Atlanta Grand Prix, a U.S. All-Comer's Mile record at the time. More recently, in 2015, Brandon Lasaster became the first native Georgian to go sub-4 minutes, while Amanda Winslow, a standout at Collins Hill High School and Florida State, has a sub-4:30 Mile to her name, recorded in 2014; see the below.
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Amanda Winslow became the fastest Georgian woman with her 4:31.08 runner-up finish at the 2013 NCAA Indoor Championships, and in 2014, she clocked a sub-4:30 indoor Mile.
Male: 3:50.86, Noureddine Morceli (ALG), 1996
Female: 4:25.92i, Regina Jacobs (USA / CA), 2000
i = indoors
Male: 3:59.24, Brandon Lasaster, 2015
Female: 4:26.28i, Amanda Winslow, 2014
i = indoors
Mile: 4:04.78, Brendan Mahoney, Marist, 1999
1600m: 4:06.27, Ben Hubers, McEachern, 2007
Mile: 4:50.88, Amanda Winslow, Collins Hill, 2008
1600m: 4:44.97, Amanda Winslow, Collins Hill, 2009
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- General State Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_(U.S._state)
- HS Stats & Records: http://ga.milesplit.com/pages/All_Time_Records
- IAAF Atlanta Grand Prix: http://www.cs.rochester.edu/~tetreaul/m96s.html