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Jim Ryun 50th Anniversary Sub 4 Celebration Run 2014

September 19, 2014 - September 20, 2014

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Friday 9/19

MIDDLE SCHOOL
BASIC QUALIFIER FOR THE MS XC CHAMPIONSHIP
6:00 Coaches Meeting
6:30 MS Boys 3K
7:00 MS Girls 3K
$25 per MS team, $50 for both MS.
$10 per individual

COLLEGE/ CANCELED

Saturday 9/20

OPEN RACE/ CANCELLED

HIGH SCHOOL
6:45 Check in/chip pick up
7:30 Coaches meeting
8:00 Girls Varsity 5K (7 runners)
8:30 Boys Varsity 5K (7 runners)
9:00 Boys JV 5K (unlimited runners/school)
9:30 Girls JV 5K (unlimited runners/school)

Awards following final race
Jim Ryun will be presenting awards after races.

Awards
Custom 3″ Medals like Jim’s 68 Olympic Silver Medal
Trophies awarded to top 2 teams

$5 parking except for team buses

Reg. fees
$50 per HS gender or $100 for both.
JV included in HS fees.
$25 per MS team, $50 for both MS. (Unlimited team entries)
or $10.00 per middle school individual

Make checks payable to:
Run Lakeland
3306 Waterfield Rd
Lakeland, FL 33806

http://floridapolytechnic.org

For more info email
runlakeland@gmail.com

This meet is a BASIC QUALIFIER FOR THE MS XC CHAMPIONSHIP

2014 Marks the 50 Year Anniversary for Jim’s Historic 3:59 HS Mile.

Following is some of Jim’s High school athletic achievements

In 1964 Ryun became the first high school runner to break four minutes for the mile, running 3:59.0 as a junior at East High School in Wichita, Kansas.

Established the high school and U.S. open mile record 3:55.3 as a senior in 1965, a record that stood as the high school record for 36 years until broken by Alan Webb’s 3:53.43 in 2001. It is also the last time an American male high school athlete broke an open American record in a major outdoor track and field event. In this record race he beat the reigning Olympic champion and former world record holder Peter Snell of New Zealand.

His 3:58.3 to win the mile at the 1965 Kansas High School State Meet is still the record for the fastest time ever in a race that includes only high school competitors.

Today he still holds five of the six fastest mile times in U.S. high school history (all sub-four minute), with Alan Webb’s record race holding the other spot.

With five sub-four-minute miles he is the only high school athlete in history with more than two such times. (Alan Webb has two, while Marty Liquori, Tim Danielson, and Lukas Verzbicas have one each.)

He is the only athlete to run a four-minute mile as a high school junior.

After his junior year he qualified for the 1964 Summer Olympics in the 1500. He made it to the semifinal round, where he was eliminated.

As a high school senior he was voted the fourth best miler in the world by the experts at Track & Field News.
ESPN.com has him rated as the number 1 high school athlete of all time, beating out people such as Tiger Woods and LeBron James.

We will be limiting the HS and MS teams this year so only pre-registered teams with entries received by Sept. 15 will race.

Details

Start:
September 19, 2014
End:
September 20, 2014
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Venue

Florida Polytechnic University
Research Way, Lakeland, FL 33868 United States
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