Hobbs Kessler Goes US No. 3 All-Time In 1500m

* Hobbs Kessler added another all-time performance to his resume at the Oregon Relays in the 1500m

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There's no doubt that Hobbs Kessler has been having a dominant senior year. Over the last two months, Kessler raced to the indoor national record in the mile and the US No. 4 all-time in the outdoor 2-mile.

At the USATF Grand Prix at the Oregon Relays on Saturday in Eugene, he added another all-time performance to his name.

In the 1500m, the Northern Arizona University signee finished sixth behind Australia's Ollie Hoare and USA's Donavan Brazier. Kessler crossed the finish line in 3:40.46 with a blazing final lap of 56.06. 

That's No. 3 in history, only behind Alan Webb and Jim Ryun.

Kessler was 2.20 seconds off Alan Webb's record of 3:38.26 which was set back in 2001. Webb, Ryun and Kessler are the only three athletes in history to break 3:41 in the 1500m in high school. 

Place	Athlete	Result
1	Ollie Hoare	3:33.54
2	Justyn Knight	3:35.85
3	Donavan Brazier	3:37.58
4	Sam Prakel	3:37.74
5	Talem Franco	3:39.19
6	Hobbs Kessler	3:40.46
7	John Gregorek	3:40.89
8	Geordie Beamish	3:41.84

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