(In chronological order:) NAME HIGH SCHOOL HS TIME COLLEGE 1ST SUB-4 DATE/MEET Jim Beatty Charlotte Central '53 4:31.9y - UNC - 3:58.0 5/28/60 Modesto, CA Tony Waldrop Polk Central '70 4:18.1y - UNC - 3:58.4 4/21/73 Raleigh, NC Jack Bolas Chapel Hill '06 4:04.38 - Wisconsin - 3:59.40i 2/09/08 Notre Dame Dylan Ferris East Forsyth '08 4:08.1y - Stanford - 3:58.90i 2/13/10 Seattle, WA Ryan Hill Hickory '08 4:13.2y - NC State - 3:58.33i 2/04/12 Blacksburg, VA Bobby Mack North Forsyth '03 4:10.61i - NC State - 3:59.70 5/29/12 Warwick Isaac Presson Asheville '10 4:08.46y - UNC - 3:58.67 6/01/13 Nashville, TN Taylor Gilland Chapel Hill '09 4:10.38y - Virginia - 3:58.77i 2/08/14 Boston Jake Hurysz East Alamance '10 4:06.18y - Colorado - 3:58.13i 2/13/15 Seattle Graham Crawford Burl. Williams '11 4:20.11 - NC State - 3:58.45 7/23/16 Atlanta Craig Engels Pfafftown Reagan '12 4:03.96y - Ole Miss - 3:57.67 8/04/17 Raleigh Cameron Ponder W-S Mount Tabor '18 4:04.24y - Furman - 3:59.34i 1/22/21 Birmingham, AL i = Performance was run indoors. y = High school performance was at 1-Mile (1609 meters).
Source: History: US Sub-4:00 Milers - TrackAndFieldNews.com
Note: This list involves only genuine One-Mile track races; not relay legs, 1600s or road races.
One Mile is 1609 meters. It's 9 meters (9 yards, 2 feet and 6.330708661417248 inches) longer than the 1600. To convert Mile times to 1600 meters, Track and Field News and The High School Yearbook use .994194 multiplied by the Mile performance in seconds.
Bolas' best 1600/Mile in high school was in a 1600m race (4:04.38). Mack also (4:10.61i). All of the others ran their high school best for 1600/Mile in a Mile race. The 'y' following the times indicates it was a Mile time. (See NC All-Time 1600/Mile List) Note that many of these guys are also on the 800 and 3200 lists.
Beatty, Charlotte Central HS '53 - (wikipedia.org)
Waldrop, Polk Central HS '70 - (NCPrepTrack)
Bolas, Chapel Hill HS '06 - (UWbadgers.com) ... 3/08 Photo/Story - Track & Field News
Ferris, East Forsyth HS '08 - (NCPrepTrack)
Hill, Hickory HS '08 - (GoPack.com)
Mack, North Forsyth HS '03 - (NCPrepTrack)
Presson, Asheville HS '10 - (GoHeels.com)
Gilland, Chapel Hill HS '09 - (VirginiaSports.com)
Hurysz, Eastern Alamance HS '10 - (FootLockerCC.com)
Crawford, Burlington Williams HS '11 - (GoPack.com)
Engels, Pfafftown Reagan '12 - (Wikipedia.org)
Ponder, Winston-Salem Mt. Tabor '18 - (FurmanPaladins.com)
NAME HIGH SCHOOL HS TIME COLLEGE 1ST SUB-4:30 DATE/MEET Mary Jayne Harrelson Person County 2:19.77 Appalachian 4:29.10 8/9/03 Falmouth, MA More on Harrelson: 1st - NCAA 1500 4:21.06 1999 NCAA Championships, Boise, ID 1st - NCAA 1500 4:14.30 2001 NCAA Championships, Eugene, OR (App State School Rec.) ASU School Record Holder in 800: 2:03.10 2001 NCAA Championships ASU School Record Holder in 3000: 9:35.92 2001 Virginia Military Profile - WorldAthletics.org Wiki Page
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