By Gordon Mack, FloTrack; Link
Today in Padova, Italy, Loudoun Valley (Va.) High graduate Drew Hunter joined Jim Ryun and Matthew Centrowitz as the only US-born men to break 3:37 in the 1500m as a teenager.
Hunter, who turned pro last year, ran 3:36.77 to finish third behind Kenya's Jonathan Sawe and Djbouti's Ayanleh Souleiman. Olympic bronze medalist Nick Willis was fourth behind Hunter.
Unfortunately, Hunter's time won't count towards the U20 record books because Hunter turns 20 this year.
Sub-3:37 U.S. Teenagers All-Time:
- 3:36.1h Jim Ryun (19 years, 84 days)
- 3:36.77 Drew Hunter (19 years, 319 days)
- 3:36.92 Matthew Centrowitz (19 years, 201 days)