Florida's Javier Vento Runs 4:09.26 For US No. 2 In The Mile

* The elite heat of the boys mile at the Dunbar Tigers Classic.  
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Belen Jesuit Preparatory School senior Javier Vento has been on fire so far this outdoor track season, and this weekend at the Dunbar Tigers Classic he added a new US No. 2 time in the mile to his resume.

The University of Florida signee ran 4:09.26. He adds this to an already stacked portfolio of top-ranked national performances.

Two weeks ago on March 15th, he ran a 9:06.55 for 3200m at the Belen Home Meet 3. He followed that performance up with a strong 1:54.71 in the 800m at the IMG Spring Break Invitational on March 20th. Those times rank US No. 9 and 29 respectively. 

The top two one-mile athletes in the nation now hail from the state of Florida. Nease High School's (FL) Rheinhardt Harrison holds the US No. 1 time of 4:06.01 from just last weekend at the Set Goals Not Limits Distance Showcase.

Vento wasn't the only miler to have a big day. The rest of the field at the Dunbar Tigers Classic also showed out.

Satellite High School's (FL) Joe Wester took home second running 4:11.45 for US No. 4, while IMG Elite's (FL) Cole Piotrowski and Nease High School's  (FL) Bradley Anderson Ball finished third and fourth respectively running 4:12.78 and 4:13.93. Their times rank US No. 6 and 7. 

Florida MileSplit caught up with Vento before his big mile race this weekend. You can watch that interview below and the full boys mile race from the Dunbar Tigers Classic above. 

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Florida MileSplit Talks With Vento About His 3200m and 800m Races