Leo Young Makes History With All-Time 1,500m At The TEN

* Leo Young became the sixth-fastest U.S. high schooler at 1,500m on Saturday at Sound Running's the TEN.

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It's been quite the start to 2023 for Newbury Park (CA) sensation Leo Young, having won the USATF U20 XC Championships in January and leading Team USA to a team bronze at World U20s just weeks ago.

Now, just add 1,500m all-timer to his stellar resume.

On Saturday evening at the TEN, hosted by Sound Running, Young took to the line in the men's elite 1,500m field and had one of the best performances in high school distance history.

Not only would Young finish second ahead of international competitors, but he would go on to clock the fifth-best 1,500m mark in U.S. history of 3:40.86.

That also converts up to a 3:58.52 full mile, which would hypothetically make Young the sixth-best American high school miler in the record books.

Similar to Young's killer final kilometer to surge for the win recently at the USATF U20 XC Championships, Young's final quarter-mile proved deadly at the TEN, splitting 57.56 over the final 400 meters to secure his runner-up finish.

The Stanford signee finished second only to Under Armour's Casey Comber, who took the win in 3:39.50.

Young currently holds recorded bests of 3:59.32 in the outdoor 1,600m and 4:00.77 for the full mile. In theory, Young's performance at the TEN would smash those PR marks, considering converting up.

But Young wasn't the only high schooler to make headlines at the TEN on Saturday evening.

Teammate Aaron Sahlman dominated the boys 800m in 1:50.25 to open up his outdoor season, which was three seconds ahead of runner-up Ambodai Ligons of Cathedral (CA). It's a solid tune-up for Sahlman, who's headed to New Balance Nationals Indoor next weekend looking to chase after indoor championships in the 800m and mile.