Which NCAA Stars Will Go Sub-4 For The First Time In 2020?

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The sub-4:00 mile chase is one of the most compelling facets of the NCAA indoor season, and in 2020 there are plenty of collegiate contenders ready to punch their membership cards for the first time.

Here are 15 NCAA stars who could dip under the hallowed barrier as newcomers to the club this season:

Diego Zarate, SR, Virginia Tech

Mile PR: 4:00.44; 1500m PR: 3:41.18

(Flat Track Converted Mile PR: 4:00.31)

Festus Lagat, SR, Iowa State

Mile PR: 4:00.83; 1500m PR: 3:44.40

Talem Franco, SR, BYU

Mile PR: 4:00.91; 1500m PR: 3:42.15

Owen Day, JR, Eastern Michigan

Mile PR: 4:01.25; 1500m PR: 3:46.48

Matt Owens, JR, BYU

Mile PR: 4:01.50; 1500m PR: 3:44.25

Nicholas Wareham, SR, Georgetown

Mile PR: 4:01.60; 1500m PR: 3:44.54

Ben Hill, SR, Michigan

Mile PR: 4:01.76; 1500m PR: 3:44.97

Olin Hacker, SR, Wisconsin

Mile PR: 4:01.82; 1500m PR: 3:50.67

Morgan Beadlescomb, JR, Michigan State

Mile PR: 4:02.04; 1500m PR: 3:45.27

Bashir Mosavel-Lo, SO, Virginia Tech

Mile PR: 4:02.13; 1500m PR: 3:44.35

Cade Bethmann, JR, Ole Miss

Mile PR: 4:04.39; 1500m PR: 3:41.65

Eduardo Herrera, JR, Colorado

Mile PR: 4:04.43; 1500m PR: 3:41.35

Geordie Beamish, SR, Northern Arizona

Mile PR: 4:06.94; 1500m PR: 3:38.09

(Altitude Converted Mile PR: 3:57.99)

Teddy Browning, JR, Indiana

Mile PR: 4:07.05; 1500m PR: 3:43.05

Theo Quax, FR, Northern Arizona

Mile PR: 4:08.16; 1500m PR: 3:39.84

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A little over a month after Rhonex Kipruto took down Joshua Cheptegei’s road 10k world record, the Ugandan has answered back in a big way by running 12:51 on Sunday in Monaco to smash Kipruto’s 5k world record. Cheptegei cut a whopping 27 seconds off the 13:18 that the Kenyan ran on Jan. 12, a run that came en route to Kipruto’s 26:24 10k record.

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Mondo Duplantis is ushering in a new era of the pole vault, one centimeter at a time. Just a week removed from his world record clearance of 6.17m, the 20-year-old vaulted 6.18m at the Muller Indoor Grand Prix in Glasgow.

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The most interesting match-up of the indoor season materialized quickly. Last Saturday evening at the Millrose Games, Elinor Purrier dropped a stunning 4:16.85 mile to break the American record and dispatch a stacked field in a race that turned into a festival of personal bests and national records. It was a career-defining race for Purrier. A run fast enough to legitimately raise the question if she could beat America’s best mid-distance runner, Shelby Houlihan. This weekend at the US Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, Purrier will have two chances (the 3000m on Friday and the 1500m on Saturday) to pull it off. 

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2020 High School Track & Field State Championships Central

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With just three weekends left to qualify for the 2020 DI NCAA Indoor Championships, we take a look at some notable 'potential scorers' who have yet to debut in their collegiate jerseys this season.

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