Koon Drops Florida All-Time Best 14:11 5K In Indoor Debut

Leon junior Patrick Koon recorded the fastest 5K time ever recorded in Florida high school history regardless if on a cross country track course, outdoor track, or in this case a 200 meter banked indoor track. Koon finished 4th in the New Balance Indoor Nationals 5K in Boston on Saturday with an incredible performance in his first ever indoor race as well.

Florida's fastest high school 5K time prior on the track and coming in an outdoor meet was Tampa Jesuit's Andy Biladeau running 14:30 at the 2005 FSU Relays. David Kilgore of Holy Trinity had the prior 5K indoor state record at 14:50 from a 2011 performance at the New Balance Indoor Nationals.

Koon, coming off a nation's leading outdoor best of 8:53 in the 3200 meter run last Friday at the Bolles Bulldog Classic, had ran 14:40 on the track last spring in Philadelphia with an All-American fifth place finish at New Balance Outdoor Nationals. He also ran a 14:43 cross country 5K best this past fall in a victory in Huntsville, Alabama at the Southern Showcase.