Addy Wiley of Huntington North completed the fastest mile ever for a high school student from Indiana and ranks No.1 in the United States this year.
Wiley, a junior, won the mile in 4 minutes and 38.14 seconds Saturday night at the Running Lane Championships in Madison, Ala.
Her mile came a week after she became the first to win the 800 and 1,600 meters in the Indiana State competition, held at Ben Davis High School. This is the fourth state record of the year for Wiley, who set three during the winter indoor season.
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Wiley was faster than the state record of 1,600 meters of 4: 42.14 set by Bethany Neely of Greentown in 2013. (Neely’s time equals a mile 4: 43.78.)
Wiley climbed to 9th on the American all-time list, less than 3 seconds behind 3rd.
The Alabama mile was remarkable in that Sadie Engelhardt of Ventura, Calif., Broke Mary Decker’s world record at age 14. Engelhardt, an eighth-grader, was second in 4: 40.16 to improve Decker’s time of 4: 42.0 from 1973.
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In the 800-meters, Park Tudor sophomore Gretchen Farley was second in 2: 11.05, or 10th nationally by a freshman or sophomore, according to Athletic.net.
At the Midwestern Champions meet in Olivet, Mich., The star of the men’s field events was Kamyren Garrett of Lawrence Central. He jumped 7 feet high for a 10th competition this year. He is awaiting the announcement whether his 7-3 national leader will qualify for the US Olympic Trials, which opens Friday in Eugene, Ore.
The star on the track was Angola’s Izaiah Steury, who won the 1600 in 4: 10.89 and the 3200 in 9: 28.17 in 90 degree wet conditions.
The star of the girls’ track was Maria Mitchell of Hamilton Heights, winning the 800 in 2: 14.56 and 1,600 in 4: 57.17.
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All-time high school mile
4: 33.87 Katelyn Tuohy, Thiells, NY, 2018
4: 34.89 Alexa Efraimson, Camas, Washington, 2014
4: 35.24 Polly Plumer, Irvine, California, 1982
4: 35.42 Christine Babcock, Irvine, CA, 2008
4: 36.94 Kim Gallagher, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, 1982
4: 36.95 Sarah Bowman, Warrenton, Virginia, 2005
4: 37.23 Arianna Lambie, Harvard, Massachusetts, 2003
4: 37.91 Christine Aragon, Billings, Montana, 2015
4: 38.14 Addy Wiley, Huntington, Indiana, 2021
4: 38.19 Tory Stancher, Ripley, Virginia, 2019