Southlake Carroll senior Reed Brown is making the most of his last 24 hours in high school.
He ran the nation’s fourth-fastest 1-mile race ever for a high school athlete — 3 minutes, 59.3 seconds — Thursday night in St. Louis, then made it to Dragon Stadium in time for Friday morning’s graduation practice.
“We got back in about 90 minutes ago,” Carroll track coach Justin Leonard said Friday of he and Brown. “Getting ready to do graduation tonight.”
The graduation ceremony is at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
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“The crowd was into it and rooting him on,” Leonard said. “He was able to hang on the last 50 meters. They knew it [sub-4 mile] was what we were shooting for.
“It was unbelievable. It was a great experience. The whole atmosphere was phenomenal. The weather conditions were perfect.”
“He made his goal last night,” Leonard said. “He’ll decide in the next couple days, or get ready for college.”
Brown is the two-time winner at 3,200 meters in the UIL state track meet. He won the Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships in San Diego in December.
Sub 4-mile club
An updated list of high school boys who have finished the mile in less than 4 minutes: