adidas originals gazelle Hindman sets state mile record
Hindman’s time of 4 minutes and 4.53 seconds ranks first for the mile in state history by a high school athlete. The fastest 1,600 meter belongs to Willard’s Jason Pyrah who finished 4:03.54 at the Class 3A state championship meet in 1987. The mile is 1,609 meters. Glendale’s Spencer Haik went 4:05.98 in the mile at last year’s Festival of Miles. Kickapoo’s Danny Thater finished the 1,600 in 4:07.2 at the Midwest Distance Gala in 2010.
Patrick Parker of American Fork, Utah, won the Dream Mile in 4:03.99. O’Fallon’s Chris Conrad entered the Dream Mile but did not finish after leading the race the first two laps.
The Mizzou bound Hindman, 18, won the Class 5 1,
600 state championship in 4:09.69 on May 26 at Jefferson City High School. It was four seconds better than Kearney senior Clayton Adams, whose time of 4:13.67 was the second best in Missouri this spring.
The Dream Mile time is the second all time state mark Hindman set this season. He raced to a runner up finish in the 3,200 at the Arcadia Invitational in Arcadia, Calif., in a time of 8:43.4 to shatter the previous state record of 8:53.79 set by Matt Tegenkamp of Lee’s Summit at the Golden West Invitational in 2000.
Hindman is the second Lafayette runner to go under nine minutes in the 3,200 in the last two years. Devin Meyrer, who just finished his freshman year at Baylor University, went 8:59 at the Arcadia Invitational in 2016.