Harrison Sets Florida HS Mile Record, Runs 4:01 at MCDC


Nease rising junior, Rheinhardt Harrison, dropped a 4:01.34 mile at the Music City Distance Carnival. 

Yes, we typed that correctly. 4:01.34 for the full mile. 

That is a new Florida High School record folks!

Harrison takes over the history books from Samuel Vasquez's (Flagler Palm Coast) previous 2003 record of 4:03.87. 

The upcoming junior is closing out his sophomore track season with just over a 12 second improvement from his 2019 Florida Relays performance where he broke out on the scene with a 4:12.59 for the 1600m and over eight second PR for the full mile after his 4:09.79 back in June at the Desert Dream-Last Hurrah in Arizona. This 4:01.34 is a new sophomore national mile record as well, bumping Edward Cheserek's previous record of 4:03.29. 

Read: MCDC Recap: Rheinhardt Harrison Breaks Soph. Class Record

Harrison raced the pros running an even split race, starting with a 62, moving to a 2:02, falling off the pace by just one second for the third lap with a 3:03 split and closing with a 58.67. Absolutely incredible for the high school junior and the fastest time by any freshman, sophomore, or junior in the country this year for the distance.

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