Lancers lead the way!
The outdoor track and field season may be over, but six high school athletes from the west coast have a plan in motion to go after a sub-4 attempt in the full mile.
You missed Ryun's faster times of 3:55.3, 3:56.8, & 3:58.1 from his senior year!!!Othes to do it outdoors.
Jim Ryun 3:58.3 May 22, 1965 KSHSAA Track and Field Championships Wichita, Kansas
Tim Danielson 3:59.4 June 11, 1966 San Diego Invitational San Diego, California
Marty Liquori 3:59.8 June 23, 1967 AAU Track and Field Championships Bakersfield, CA
Alan Webb 3:53.43 May 27, 2001 Prefontaine Classic Eugene, Oregon
Lukas Verzbicas 3:59.71 June 11, 2011 Adidas Grand Prix New York City
Matthew Maton 3:59.38 May 8, 2015 Oregon Twilight Meet Eugene, Oregon
Grant Fisher 3:59.38 June 4, 2015 Festival of Miles St. Louis, Missouri
Michael Slagowski 3:59.53 April 29, 2016 Jesuit Twilight Invitational Portland, OR
Reed Brown 3:59.30 June 1, 2017 Festival of Miles St. Louis, Missouri
I thought that might be the case. It may have been his best performance as it was a solo effort for the most part & took place in Kansas' legendary winds of 20mph gusts.I knew about Ryun's other times just wanted to list that time from his high school state meet.
You are right his last 400 was 56.81. I put that wrong as of course they added the entire extra 9 meters to the first split. The kick was insane his last 800 was a 1:56.52.I think you meant 56.81 sec for his last lap. I watched the race and rarely have seen a HSler kick like that on a mile.
Is the 34 year gap due to the mile race being replaced by the 1500 meter race in high school? In other words, during that 34 year period, the elite high school "milers" were competing in 1500 meter races and not mile races, since the mile race was all but obsolete and rarely run? Just asking. I know very little about track, and have rarely, if ever, posted in this forum.That is crazy that we went ~34 years without anyone breaking 4:00 in high school after 3 did it in the span of ~2 years, and it took another 10 years for someone else to do it. Then we had 4 do it within 2 years.