Distance Review: Listing The Nation's Leaders

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As we hit a little past the midway point of April, we hit the halftime point for many track and field programs across the country. 

Let's take a look at what the nation has accomplished over that time in the distance events. Current leaders in each event include: 

  • Boys 800 -- Heston Andersen, Spanish Fork (UT) High: 1:50.26
  • Girls 800 -- Kayla Johnson, Miami Southridge (Fl.) High: 2:07.19
  • Boys 1600 -- Sam Worley, New Braunfels Canyon (Tx.) High: 4:05.50
  • Girls 1600 -- Allie Schadler, Rio Rico (Az.) High: 4:45.39
  • Boys Mile -- Cooper Teare, St. Joseph Notre Dame (Ca.) High: 4:00.16
  • Girls Mile -- Brie Oakley, Aurora Grandview (CO) High: 4:46.97
  • Boys 3200 -- Cooper Teare, St. Joseph Notre Dame (Ca.) High: 8:41.46
  • Girls 3200 -- Claudia Lane, Malibu (Ca.) High: 9:57.52
  • Boys 2-Mile -- Ben Varghese, Daniel Boone (Tn.) High: 9:17.55
  • Girls 2-Mile -- Nicole Fegans, Landmark Christian (Ga.) High: 10:51.40
  • Boys 5K -- Cooper Teare, St. Joseph Notre Dame (Ca.) High: 14:13.26
  • Girls 5K -- Grace Ping, Winona Cotter (MN) High: 16:26.83

As you can see, arguably the most dominant athlete this spring has been Teare, who's racked up three nation leading marks in the Mile, 3200m and 5K -- you'll also find him in the top 50 in the 800m, too.  

You might be surprised to learn, though, that Schadler has rung up just as many top level performances on the girls side. She's ranked fifth in the 800m, first in the 1600m and third in the 3200m -- behind Lane and Oakley. 

Click on the slideshow to view the top 200 times in every distance event this season. 

Boys: 800 l 1600 l Mile l 3200 l 2-Mile l 5K

Girls: 800 l 1600 l Mile l 3200 l 2-Mile l 5K