ALL-USA Preseason Boys Track and Field: Long and middle distance

ALL-USA Preseason Boys Track and Field: Long and middle distance

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ALL-USA Preseason Boys Track and Field: Long and middle distance

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The American Family Insurance ALL-USA Preseason Boys Track and Field team was selected by Fred Baer, the founder of Track and Field Writers of America, and Jack Shepard, the high school editor for Track & Field News.

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Here are the three athletes selected in middle and long distance (800, 1,500, mile, 3,000, 3,200, 2 mile). Returning ALL-USA selections are denoted with asterisks.

DREW HUNTER*

School: Loudoun Valley (Purcellville, Va.)

Year: Senior

Events, times: 1,500 meters, 3:41.93 (i) (2016); Mile, 3:57.81 (i) (2016); 3,000 meters, 7:59.33 (i) (2016); 2 mile, 8:42.51.

Drew Hunter (Photo: Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports) aka Andre Hunter places fourth in the mile in a national high school indoor record 3:57.81 during the 109th Millrose Games at The Armory. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: USATSI-264540 ORIG FILE ID: 20160220_lbm_al2_365.JPG

Drew Hunter (Photo: Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports)

THOMAS RATCLIFFE

School: Concord-Carlisle (Concord, Mass.)

Year: Senior

Events, times: Mile, 4:06.20; 2 mile, 8:57.47 (i)

AUSTIN TAMAGNO

School: Brea-Olinda (Brea, Calif.)

Year: Senior

Events, times: Mile, 4:04.83 (2016); 3,200, 8:54.13

NEED TO KNOW

After setting national high school indoor records at one and two miles and 1,500 meters already this season, Hunter is a serious threat to the outdoor records at those distances. Only two high school boys have run faster miles than Hunter’s 3:57.81 indoor record. Both were outdoors: 3:53.43 by Alan Webb, South Lakes (Reston, Va.) in 2001, and 3:55.3 by eventual world record breaker Jim Ryun of East (Wichita, Kan.) in 1965.

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