Has The Boys Outdoor Mile Gotten Faster Over The Past Four Years?

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Over the past four outdoor track seasons, there have been four boys to run under the four-minute mark in the mile, the fastest being Loudon Valley (Va.) High's Drew Hunter's 3:58.86 in 2016.  

This past weekend, New Braunfels Canyon (Tx.) High senior Sam Worley took down a stacked field of collegiate and Olympic athletes and just missed breaking the four-minute barrier.  

Worley's 4:00.61 makes him the fastest high schooler over that distance this 2017 season.  

Dj Principe of LaSalle Academy (RI) also went four-flat in the mile in the indoor season.

Stats below show that things are getting progressively faster each year.

With several other respectable athletes in striking distance, who will be the first to crack that mark putting their names in the record books forever?


Lets break down the past four years

Fastest time:
       -*2017-4:00.61           
       -2016-3:58.86
       -2015-3:59.38
       -2014-4:01.89

Time needed to crack into the top 50:
        -*2017-4:22.82
        -2016-4:11.18
        -2015-4:12.30
        -2014-4:13.16

Number of boys under 4:10:
        -*2017-2
        -2016-37
        -2015-28
        -2014-29

Average of top ten times:
        -*2017-4:10.4
        -2016-4:02.94
        -2015-4:03.7
        -2014-4:04.4

*Still four months left in the season

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