June 27, 2015
In an age when track & field was more popular in the U.S. than the NBA, NHL and what is now NASCAR, no one was a bigger star than high schooler Ryun
By Scott M. Reid, The Orange County Register
In early June 1965, Jim Ryun, an 18-year-old senior at Wichita’s East High School, and his coach...
June 04, 2014
“When I crossed the finish line, I was a little discouraged, because I thought I hadn’t done it.”
By Rick Plumlee, The Wichita Eagle
Six hundred yards into the Mile race, Jim Ryun was bumped in the tight pack of runners. He stumbled off the track to the infield.
“I wasn’t even sure I’d...
May 15, 2014
Epic high school Mile race presented by HOKA ONE ONE
On Saturday, May 15, 1965, Jim Ryun, who a year earlier had already broken 4 minutes in the Mile as a junior for Wichita East High in Wichita, KS, the first prep athlete to achieve the magic mark, walked onto the cinder track at the Kansas...
May 27, 2012
High school phenom runs epic race against world class field at Pre Classic
By Walt Murphy, Walt Murphy's News and Results Service
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EUGENE, Ore. -- South Lakes, Va. High School senior Alan Webb,...
June 01, 2001
Astounding high schooler Alan Webb smashed Jim Ryun's 36-year-old HS record for the Mile at storied Hayward Field
By Tim Layden, Sports Illustrated
There was little doubt that high school senior Alan Webb had arrived in Eugene, Ore. for Sunday's Prefontaine Classic physically ready to break ...