This High School Track and Field season has been remarkable especially on the girls distance side. Eye popping times have been posted throughout the season, seemingly every weekend. The latest is senior, Elise Cranny, who ran 4:10.95 for 1500m. last night at the Payton Jordan Invitational. For those of you not familiar with the 1500m., that time converts roughly to 4:29.4 for 1600m. That's FAST! The HS record in the 1600m. is Christine Babcock's 4:33.86 while the mile record is Polly Plumer's 4:35.24. The 1500m. record is Mary Cain's 4:04.62.
Check out this great article in the latest Running Times written by Marc Bloom that tries to get to the bottom of this great explosion of fast times: