Drew Hunter after 8th fastest high school 1500m at Larry Ellis
Apr 23, 2016
Andrew Hunter talks after running the 8th fastest high school 1500m time of 3:42.42 at the 2016 Larry Ellis Invitational. Hunter talks about what he says was the most physical race he's ever run and refers to his 3:42 as average, showing that he is ready to run some big times this season. Hunter will have two high school competitions next on his schedule and then will go after two fast 1500m times. One of those attempts will be at the Pre Classic, the same meet that Alan Webb broke the high school mile record. The high school 1500m record is also held by Alan Webb at 3:38.26. Hunter also references the goal of running at the Olympic Trials, which means Hunter will have to break the high school record to hit the qualifying mark of 3:38.00.
Only two US juniors have ever broken 3:38 in the 1500m, Jim Ryun (3:36.1 in 1965) and Tom Byers (3:37.5 and 3:37.9 in 1974).
Andrew Hunter's splits:
300m - 45.049 (45.049)
700m - 1:44.553 (59.504)
1100m - 2:43.601 (59.048)
1500m - 3:42.420 (58.820)