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North Carolina high school runners who
later became Sub-4:00 Milers

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(In chronological order:)
   NAME          HIGH SCHOOL         HS TIME   COLLEGE    1ST SUB-4   DATE/MEET
Jim Beatty    Charlotte Central '53  4:31.9y -   UNC     - 3:58.0   5/28/60 Modesto, CA

Tony Waldrop  Polk Central '70       4:18.1y -   UNC     - 3:58.4   4/21/73 Raleigh, NC

Jack Bolas    Chapel Hill '06        4:04.38 - Wisconsin - 3:59.40i 2/09/08 Notre Dame

Dylan Ferris  East Forsyth '08       4:08.1y - Stanford  - 3:58.90i 2/13/10 Seattle, WA

Ryan Hill     Hickory '08            4:13.2y -  NC State - 3:58.33i 2/04/12 Blacksburg, VA

Bobby Mack    North Forsyth '03      4:10.61i - NC State - 3:59.70  5/29/12 Warwick

Isaac Presson Asheville '10          4:08.46y -  UNC     - 3:58.67  6/01/13 Nashville, TN

Taylor Gilland  Chapel Hill '09      4:10.38y - Virginia - 3:58.77i 2/08/14 Boston

Jake Hurysz   East Alamance '10      4:06.18y - Colorado - 3:58.13i 2/13/15 Seattle

Graham Crawford   Burl. Williams '11 4:20.11  - NC State - 3:58.45  7/23/16 Atlanta

Craig Engels  Pfafftown Reagan '12   4:03.96y - Ole Miss - 3:57.67  8/04/17 Raleigh

 i = Performance was run indoors.
 y = High school performance was at 1-Mile (1609 meters).

Source:  History: US Sub-4:00 Milers - TrackAndFieldNews.com

Note: This list involves only genuine One-Mile track races; not relay legs, 1600s or road races.

One Mile is 1609 meters. It's 9 meters (9 yards, 2 feet and 6.330708661417248 inches) longer than the 1600.  To convert Mile times to 1600 meters, Track and Field News and The High School Yearbook use .994194 multiplied by the Mile performance in seconds.

Bolas' best 1600/Mile in high school was in a 1600m race (4:04.38). Mack also (4:10.61i). All of the others ran their high school best for 1600/Mile in a Mile race. The 'y' following the times indicates it was a Mile time. (See NC All-Time 1600/Mile List)  Note that many of these guys are also on the 800 and 3200 lists.

Links:
Beatty, Charlotte Central HS '53 - (wikipedia.org)
Waldrop, Polk Central HS '70 - (NCPrepTrack)
Bolas, Chapel Hill HS '06 - (UWbadgers.com)
Ferris, East Forsyth HS '08 - (NCPrepTrack)
Hill, Hickory HS '08 - (GoPack.com)
Mack, North Forsyth HS '03 - (NCPrepTrack)
Presson, Asheville HS '10 - (GoHeels.com)
Gilland, Chapel Hill HS '09 - (VirginiaSports.com)
Hurysz, Eastern Alamance HS '10 - (FootLockerCC.com)
Crawford, Burlington Williams HS '11 - (GoPack.com)
Engels, Pfafftown Reagan '12 - (Wikipedia.org)



North Carolina high school female runners who
later became Sub-4:30 Milers

Source: US Women Who Have Broken 4:30 In The Mile - BringBackTheMile.com.
   NAME               HIGH SCHOOL        HS TIME   COLLEGE      1ST SUB-4:30   DATE/MEET
Mary Jayne Harrelson  Person County      2:19.77   Appalachian   4:29.10        8/9/03 Falmouth, MA



Interesting article on the high school Mile/1600 question

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