Mile News Tagged High School Record


Miler Jim Ryun’s 50-year-old upset of Peter Snell still a magic moment in history

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...

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Ryun reflects upon 50th anniversary of breaking 4 minute Mile

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...

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Mile Moment of the Month: Jim Ryun’s Sub-4 at Kansas State Meet

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...

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Webb Breaks Ryun’s High School Mile Record - This Day in Track & Field

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
(c) Copyright 2012-all rights reserved. May not be reprinted or retransmitted without permission.

EUGENE, Ore. -- South Lakes, Va. High School senior Alan Webb,...

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Flyin’ Past Ryun

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 ...

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