2024 New Balance Nationals Outdoor

Drew Griffith, Zach Hillhouse Go Sub-Four In Mile At New Balance Nationals

Drew Griffith, Zach Hillhouse Go Sub-Four In Mile At New Balance Nationals

At New Balance Nationals Outdoor, seniors Drew Griffith and Zach Hillhouse dip under four minutes in the mile.

Jun 16, 2024 by Olivia Ekpone
Drew Griffith, Zach Hillhouse Go Sub-Four In Mile At New Balance Nationals

Add more high school members to the sub-four-minute mile club.

At New Balance Nationals Outdoor on Saturday, fans at Franklin Field saw not only one sub-4:00 performance,  but two, as a couple of seniors were able to run faster than the elusive mark. 

Drew Griffith from Butler (PA) and Zach Hillhouse of Pleasant Grove (UT) made history Saturday evening. 

Griffith, who already ran the fourth-fastest time in high school history at the PIAA State Championships in May with a mark of 3:57:72, went 3:59.00 to claim the championship title. The Notre Dame recruit led the race from start to finish, but it was Hillhouse who challenged him down the homestretch to push the pace into another gear. 

Even though he just came up short of the title,  Hillhouse had a breakthrough moment.

Entering the meet, Hillhouse had a personal best of 4:05 in the mile and 4:04 in the 1,600m. Today he walked away by becoming the 23rd boy in high school history to break four minutes and the 21st outdoors.

For the first time in his high school career, Hillhouse crossed the finish line in 3:59.62 for second.

In third was Marcus Reilly, who went 4:01.16.


* Zach Hillhouse comes in for a close second at New Balance Nationals Outdoor in the mile with a 3:59.00

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