D.J. Principe of La Salle Academy in Rhode Island made a statement on Saturday at the BU Mini Meet #2 by clocking 4:04.47 for the full mile. The time set a new Rhode Island state record (four seconds ahead of former teammate Jack Salisbury's 4:08 record) and a New England record (two seconds ahead of Thomas Ratcliffe's 4:06 record). Both prior records were set in February of 2016.
Principe is now the seventh-fastest prep performer in the indoor mile. He will race again next weekend at Dartmouth Relays.
Here's an updated look at the all-time performer list (one performance per athlete):
|1.||3:57.81||Loudoun Valley, VA||2016|
|2.||3:59.86||South Lakes, VA||2001|
|3.||4:02.21||St. Benedict's, NJ||2012|
|5.||4:03.54||Grand Blanc, MI||2015|
|7.||4:04.47||La Salle Academy, RI||2016|
|9.||4:06.6||Scotch Plains-Fanwood, NJ||1972|