In the first professional indoor race of his career, Drew Hunter continued on the fast pace he established as a Loudoun high school student.
The 19-year-old Purcellville resident won the Men’s 1 Mile Elite race during Jan. 21 New Balance Games at The Armory in New York. He finished with a time of 3:58.92, the third consecutive time he broke the 4-minute barrier.
Last year, while a student at Loudoun Valley, Hunter broke Alan Webb’s national high school record at the 2016 Armory Track Invitational, and then lowered his record time to 3:57.81 at the 2016 NYRR Millrose Games.
Hunter will return to The Armory on Feb. 3 to run the 3,000 meter at the Armory Track Invitational, followed by another 1-mile race Feb. 11 at the NYRR Millrose Games.