The hallowed halls of the sub 4:00 mile got a new resident Thursday night when Texas native Reed Brown clocked a 3:59.30 at the Festival of Miles in St. Louis, Missouri.
As reported by MileSplit, Brown’s first ever sub-4:00 mile counted as the fourth fastest in scholastic running history. The teen ran a stunning 56.8 seconds in the final 400 meters of his race to slip under the 4:00 threshold, all while competing against the best in the nation in the professional mile.
Stealing the Thunder at a major event is nothing new for Brown, who captured the Foot Locker Cross-Country national title this fall while competing for Texas power Southlake Carroll.
Brown will head to Oregon in the fall, where he won’t be a sole superstar. Instead, he’ll be just the latest top distance runner to call Hayward Field home, and he’ll get there with quite the pedigree.