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New World Record Set in the Mile by a High School Runner

BIIF distance star, Chris Mosch


The fastest mile by a high school runner was set on May 27, 2001 by Alan Webb of Virginia in a time of 3 minutes 53.43 seconds until it was broken today, April 1, 2011 by Honokaa’s Chris Mosch.

Mosch, a senior on the Dragon cross country and track teams, ran an incredible 3 minutes 52.22 seconds at the Honokaa track early Friday morning.

Being hand time by his father, Mosch traversed the all cinder dirt track with effortless like abandon hitting each lap in 58 seconds.

Asked what he liked best about earning his world record Mosch commented that there’s nothing like setting a record on April 1st.

We’ll see Chris Mosch and the rest of the Big Island Interscholastic Federation track & field athletes in duel East/West meets on Saturday, April 2nd.

West schools will meet at Hawaii Prep and East Schools will be at Kamehameha with field events starting at 9 am and running at 10 for both venues.

Happy April 1st!

April 1, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , | 2 Comments

Alan Webb’s High School World Record Mile

Alan Webb owns the high school mile record

Alan Webb owns the high school mile record

HIGH SCHOOL MILE RECORD – Alan Webb of Virginia set the fastest mile record for a high school student when he clocked 3 minutes 53.43 seconds on May 27, 2001.

With the 1500 meter race taking over in track and field events throughout the world the above records may stand for quite some time.  To run a 4 minute mile a 1500 runner would need to be able run a 3:42.43.

August 29, 2009 Posted by | High School Runners | | Leave a comment