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Brodey Hasty Nets US No. 1 4:04.53 Mile At Prefontaine Classic


It wasn't the the exact effort Brodey Hasty likely would have wanted, given the time and the place and the field around him on Saturday at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon. 

But considering the Brentwood (TN) High School graduate's 4:04.53 finish was just his second race of the 2018 season, and that he had just opened with a fast mile -- which also acted as a rust shakeout -- on Tuesday in Atlanta, it was a solid effort overall. The time is a new US No. 1, surpassing Dustin Horter's 4:04.82 from the start of the month. 

All 12 runners ahead of Hasty broke the four minute barrier on the Hayward Field track, including winner Luke Mathews, an Australian who finished in 3:57.02. American Drew Hunter, who broke four minutes in high school in 2016, was second overall in 3:57.29. 

Hasty is headed to the University of Oregon in the fall. He had planned to open his season at the adidas Boston Boost Games on May 15 in Boston, though later opted to attend graduation ceremony and receptions instead. He will likely either run at the Nashville Distance Carnival or the St. Louis Festival of Miles this coming weekend. 


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