Drew Hunter made history—again—Saturday when he shattered the national high school record for the indoor mile.
The Loudoun Valley High School senior finished the one-mile race at the Armory Track Invitational in 3 minutes 58.25 seconds, surpassing Alan Webb’s 2001 U.S. record by more than a second to become the second American high schooler to break the 4-minute barrier indoors.
The indoor record marks another historic feat for the Purcellville teen. In December, he won the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships national finals. Last week, he eclipsed the high school record for the 3,000-meter run by nearly 5 seconds.
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Hunter, who has committed to Oregon University, has his sights set on a few other big races, including the New York Road Runners Millrose Games on Feb. 20 in New York. Then, he can turn his attention to beating the outdoor mile record, a 3 minute-53:43-second-mile Webb ran that still stands as the fastest mile in U.S. history.
See related story, “Loudoun Runners Sweep National Cross Country Championships.”