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Getting to 3:58.3

  • Published Friday, May 28, 2010, at 12:06 a.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at 8:39 p.m.

Progression of the mile record in Kansas high school track meet (1911-78). The mile was replaced by the 1600 meters in 1979.

YearAthleteSchoolTime

1911RootClay County4:47.0

1917RogersTopeka4:41.6

1919MatthiasPerry4:41.2

1921McDonaldEl Dorado4:37.6

1922McDonaldEl Dorado4:35.0

1926SharpeMedicine Lodge4:33.2

1927Harold ManningSedgwick4:30.5

1930Glenn CunninghamElkhart4:28.4

1950Bill TidwellKiowa4:27.1

1951Alan EshbaughFredonia4:27.0

1956Billy MillsHaskell4:26.0

1957Billy MillsHaskell4:23.9

1958Archie San Romani Jr. Wichita East4:20.1

1959Archie San Romani Jr. Wichita East4:19.1

1963Jim RyunWichita East4:16.2

1964Jim RyunWichita East4:06.4

1965Jim RyunWichita East3:58.3

Kansas' top 10 high school miles

1965Jim RyunWichita East3:58.3

1964Jim RyunWichita East4:06.4

1975Tim DavisSM West4:11.7

1967Jim NiehouseSacred Heart4:13.7

1969Dave AndersonSM South4:15.0

1974Tim DavisSM West4:16.1

1963Jim RyunWichita East4:16.2

1966Bob BarrattiWichita North4:17.1

1975Kevin KennySM South4:17.2

1970Dave HochinWichita South4:17.3

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