Drew Hunter’s meteoric rise in the running world continues apace.
The Loudoun Valley High senior, fresh off a race in which he and Heritage High School junior Weini Kelati became the first athletes from the same county to sweep the national Foot Locker Cross Country Championships, shattered the high school record for the 3,000-meter run.
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Hunter beat the previous record by nearly five seconds—a record set by a future schoolmate, Edward Cheserek, who runs for the University of Oregon. Hunter has committed to a full ride at Oregon. It was Hunter’s first race since the history-making performance at the national championships, and pitted him against college and professional runners. He placed fifth overall in the Camel City Elite race at the JDL Fast Track in Winston Salem, N.C.
Hunter’s next race will be the Armory Track Invitational Feb. 5-6 in Washington, D.C., followed by the New York Road Runners Millrose Games on February 20 in New York.