Estero's Brittenham Opens Season With a 4:17 Mile Victory

Estero senior and University of Florida signee, Hugh Brittenham, had a rockstar season opener this weekend at the Mondo Elite HS Invitational in Winston-Salem, NC. 

Brittenham won the Invite Boys Mile race in a huge battle to the finish, beating Anton Idhammar, of Cary NC, out for the win by three tenths of a second, finishing in a time of 4:17.68. 

1Hugh Brittenham12Estero HS4:17.681
2Anton Idhammar12Cary4:17.711
3Jason Thomson11North Lincoln4:20.751
4Nickolas Scudder12Millbrook4:21.081
5Zach Hughes11First Flight4:21.211

Brittenham led the duration of the race and was able to bounce back from a tough week of training to pull of the win and represent Florida with a very strong performance. 

With an outdoor 1600m PR of 4:09 and 800m PR of 1:51, Brittenham, is ranked high amongst the top middle distance athletes in the state and this stellar season opener, tells us he will come back this season with the same competitive fire that made him a state champion last season. 

Up next for the future Gator are tougher workouts to prepare for the outdoor season and, quite possibly, an indoor national debut.