Mile News Tagged High School Record


HS Boys Athlete of the Year: Hobbs Kessler

October 20, 2021

Prep indoor Mile and outdoor 1500m record setter and Olympic Trials qualifier: "I could have run a lot faster than I did, but I’m not super worried about that. Who really cares about high school PRs? I would rather not have them represent me.”

By Jeff Hollobaugh, Track & Field News

Really, no...

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Hobbs Kessler Crushes U.S. High School 1500 Record

May 30, 2021

“I thought the clock was off for a second. It was cartoonish. It just didn’t seem real.”

By Jeff Hollobaugh, Track & Field News

Enough talk about potential. On a Saturday night in Portland at Lewis & Clark’s Griswold Stadium, Hobbs Kessler (Skyline, Ann Arbor, Michigan) proved to the world...

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Hobbs Kessler: The Making of a Miler

February 09, 2021

“I was pleasantly surprised, but I wasn’t like, ‘How did I do that?’ I knew I had it in me.”

By Jeff Hollobaugh, Track & Field News

After running a stunning 3:57.66 Mile seemingly out of nowhere, Hobbs Kessler is suddenly one of the most talked-about names in the sport — usually appended to...

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An Out-Of-The-Blue HS Indoor Mile Record for Hobbs Kessler

February 08, 2021

“I kind of started slow, but I was looking at the clock and I was right on where I needed to be. I waited and waited and waited, but I had juice at the end.”

By Jeff Hollobaugh, Track & Field News

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — On Sunday, February 7, no result out of ATL3 was more surprising than the...

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Drew Hunter Again Breaks High School Indoor Mile Mark

February 20, 2016

“He’s not afraid of anything, and he’s just a ferocious competitor. I think his mental strength is extraordinary.”

By Lindsay Crouse, New York Times

Drew Hunter broke his national high school indoor Mile record at the Millrose Games on Saturday in an event that proved to be as much a...

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Hunter goes sub-4, sets U.S. high school indoor Mile record

February 06, 2016

"It was so loud the last lap that I just, kind of adrenaline kicked in." - Drew Hunter, 8th U.S. high school boy to break 4 minutes, now third fastest all-time behind legends Alan Webb and Jim Ryun

By David Monti, RRW
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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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50th Anniversary of Jim Ryun’s Epic Sub-4 at Kansas State Meet

May 15, 2015

First sub-4 Mile at high school-only competition and State meet and still the only sub-4 at a State meet.

By Bring Back the Mile

On 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, Kansas, the first prep athlete...

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Mile Moment of the Month: First prep sub-4 Mile indoors

January 05, 2015

HOKA ONE ONE presents the Mile Moment of the Month

By Bring Back the Mile

Until January 20, 2001, no prep athlete, including teen phenom Jim Ryun, had broken 4 minutes for the Mile indoors. At the 2001 New Balance Games in New York City, the newest U.S. teen Mile star Alan Webb from Reston,...

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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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