My freshman year of high school I ran 23:05 for a 5k in cross country to finish out my season, then six months later I ran a road race and dropped an 18:41.
Started the track season as a two miler, ended the track season as an 800m runner. Went from 2:12 to 1:59.7 in a couple races.
Biggest PR was in a race with my team junior year. Broke 18minutes in the 5k for the first time in a dual meet at the first race of the season. then we had an inviational on a course that was 5250 meters and I surpassed my time from 5k in the 5250m race which was the following weekend with a time of 17:49. Had a ridiculous kick on the track too, like low 60, never felt that way in a race since
In the 3200m, 11:51 in the spring of my sopre year to 11:12 in the winter of my junior year with no other 3200s in between
My biggest PB (PR) was i went from 3.57 1500M last year to 3.46 this year and qualified for world juniors
My best PR was run today 17:47 on a treadmill for 5000M. It took me 34 years to break my HS time of 18:10 5K which was no great shakes at the time. I ran that @ Marshall HS in LA in 1977 when I was 16. I ran the last 2 miles in 11:16 which also breaks my HS 2mile time of 11:19 ran in 1978 when I was 17 and I did that as part of my 5K time today. After a 32 year break, I started running last year at went from 31 Min 5k to 17:47 and my 10K time is now 38:10. The good news is that you can't keep a runner down if you love doing it. Best wishes to all of you !!!
mine was my last senior race in track ... was 5:13 in the mile ... but that was 4 years ago almost ... i last checked maybe 3 months ago i ran a 5:37?
A 9:38 XC 3k as a sopre in high school-finished 2nd in conference championship. My best performance by far.
Freshman year ran a 20:12 5k and 5:29 mile and 12:20 2 milethe sophmore year a 18:50 5k and 5:07 mile and 11:16 2 mile
At my sub section race my senior year in high school, I ran my personal best in the 1600 in 98 degree heat. I ran a 4:34 and it felt great. Hopefully I can get that time down one of these days :D
Sopre year of college, I was running consistently between 26:20 and 26:30 for 8k. At the conference meet I ran 26:24. 2 weeks later, at the regional meet, I came through 8k in 25:45 and held on for 32:07 for 10k. 45 second pr for 8k and 1:12 pr for 10k. More importantly, I improved from 34th place at the conference meet to 18th place at the regional meet.
High School FINAL YEAR... 4:03 1500m INDOORS... HURT ALL SPRING... chased a few former CDN Record Holders OUTDOORS (Graham Hood & Jason Bunston) To A 3:56.1 1500m In May 1987.
In my junior year I PR'd in the 1600 with a 4:32, i had no idea i could run under 4:35(my previous PR) one week later I ran 4:23 9 seconds in 7 days, gotta love the loucks games
6:30 1600 meter PR from middle school. Improved massively between then and high school. I now am a junior with a current high school 5k PR 15:54, looking for a 15:40 next week.
Instead of a time PR, can we use "biggest race" for our PR? I look at the accomplishment as my PR. I missed qualifying for Kinney (now Footlocker) Nationals out of the Kenosha region by two positions, being the 3rd runner on the runner-up state placing team.
well i got disqualified in the last race of the track season at new englands, but i was proud to get a 4:18PR in the 1600 that race after trying really hard all season to get under 4:20. Then probably a 15:32 at new balance to get PR and break the school record was awesome
I went from a 23.14 in the 200m to 22.39 all this in one year, this was some years ago when I was 15, still didn't won the gold
ran 2:20 for the 800m (in a relay), ran an open 8 and ran 2:12 a year later in my first 8 of the year
At one track meet, i took 5 seconds off my 1600m (from 4:43 to 4:38), 3 seconds off my 800m (from 2:05 to 2:02), and 19 seconds off my 3200m (from 10:11 to 9:52). It was completely amazing. I felt so good all day...
The biggest PR ive had was 40 seconds. In the two mile at Poway high school. It was league prelims and I went into the race not knowing the qualifying time. After a 40 second PR and some really sore feet, i had missed qualifying by ONE SECONDDDDD. haha. i wasn't laughing at the time.
These are great stories, I was thinking about this the other day after Wheating sliced 7 seconds off his mile.At the age of 33 (last year) I finally broke 4:00 for 1500m with a 3:57 at Hayward field in front of my wife and kids and a real crowd (there to see the Ducks, but a guy can dream). It was a B race in the Twilight meet, a beautiful evening, and came after 10 days off from straining my hamstring trying to long jump. No such thing as too much rest for the final race of a season. It was "only" a 4 second pr but it sure feels good to finish a 1500 under that barrier. Now for the mile...Ha Ha I just realized this thread is listed under high school. I do remember breaking 6 minutes in the mile as a Junior, another important barrier. I didn't break the 5 minute mark until 13 years later...
went from 4:20 1600 at state to 4:17 for full mile at Midwest Distance Gala last year only a week apart... and went from 1:54.4 at NON last year to 1:52.43 a week later at the World Youth Trials
First meet of the indoor season senior year I had never broken 10 in the 3200. I ran a 10:09. The next time I ran the 3200 I went 9:45, a huge PR from my outdoor PR but even huger from my indoor PR of 10:21. That barely missed the qualifying mark of 9:43, so I ran the 3200 again a few days later (it was my last chance on a nice, 200m indoor track). I ran a 9:43 with the help of a teammate to pace me 4:46 through the first mile. The entire rest of the race was solo. Going into the indoor "state" meet (it's not officially sanctioned by the state, though), that 9:43 was my PR, barely making the cutoff to qualify. At the meet I stuck with the leaders and went 9:21. Suddenly, I was one of the best runners in the state (8th in the state and 35th in the nation in the indoor 3200m). I ended up getting 8th place at outdoor state in the 3200, and top 9 are all state (so I was all state). This was all after not even qualifying for state in cross country.
As a freshman, i had a hard home course and normally ran 18:20-18:30, but after i changed my race plan a little, i ran a 17:53.
i was injured for a month in the middle of track season and still managed to PR by 12 seconds in the mile in the last three weeks of the season. 4:52 to 4:38 on 3 weeks of training
After watching Chris Fitzsimons of Connecticut beat his 1:49 800 PR by two seconds, I wondered what are your biggest PR's ever? I'm not talking about your third race of freshman year when you went from a 5:45 to a 5:25 mile, but your proudest PR to date. Could be in field events too.