imsohigh
LIST OF SUB FOUR MINUTE MILERS 10/10/2007 11:17PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I've searched the boards but there is no updated list of US sub four minute milers. I am curious to know how many have broken four. Anyone direct me? Thanks
Jose
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RE: LIST OF SUB FOUR MINUTE MILERS 10/10/2007 11:26PM - in reply to imsohigh Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I haven't updated it since some time this past summer:

1957 (1)
1. Don Bowden (Cal).............*3:58.7....(1)..Stockton..........Jun 1
1960 (2)
2. Dyrol Burleson (Or)..........3:58.6.....(1)..Eugene.........Apr 23
3. Jim Beatty (SCVYV)...........3:58.0.....(1)..Modesto........May 28
1962 (5)
4. Jim Grelle (LATC)............3:59.9.....(1)..Walnut.......Apr 28
5. Keith Forman (Or)............*3:58.3....(1)..Modesto......May 26
6. Cary Weisiger (USMC).........3:59.3.....(2)..Modesto.....May 26
7. Bill Dotson (Ks).............*3:59.0....(4)..Walnut.........Jun 23
8. Bob Seaman (LATC)............*3:58.07...(4)..London.........Aug 18
1963 (1)
9. Tom O'Hara (Loyola)..........3:59.2i....(2)..New York........Feb 15
1964 (5)
10. Archie San Romani Jr. (Or)..*3:57.6....(3)..Compton...........Jun 5
11. Morgan Groth (OrSt).........*3:57.9....(4)..Compton...........Jun 5
12. Bob Day (UCLA)..............3:58.9.....(6)..Compton...........Jun 5
13. Jim Ryun (KsHS).............3:59.0.....(8)..Compton...........Jun 5
14. Bob Schul (M/O).............3:59.1.....(1)..San Diego.......Jun 13
1965 (1)
15. John Garrison (LATC)........*3:58.1....(2)..Modesto.........May 29
1966 (5)
16. Roscoe Divine (Or)..........3:59.1.....(2)..Eugene............Jun 2
17. Wade Bell (Or)..............*3:59.8....(3)..Eugene............Jun 2
18. Tim Danielson (CaHS)........*3:59.4....(4)..San Diego......Jun 11
19. Richard Romo (unat).........*3:58.8....(1)..Woodland Hills.. Aug 10
20. Ted Nelson (Strid)..........*3:59.4....(2)..Woodland Hills..Aug 10
1967 (5)
21. Dave Patrick (Vill).........3:59.3i....(1)..New York.......Feb 17
22. Dave Wilborn (Or)...........*3:56.2....(3)..Bakersfield....Jun 23
23. Tom Von Ruden (49ers).......*3:56.9....(4)..Bakersfield.....Jun 23
24. Sam Bair (Kent).............3:58.7.....(5)..Bakersfield.....Jun 23
25. Marty Liquori (NJHS)........3:59.8.....(6)..Bakersfield.....Jun 23
1968 (4)
26. Brian Kivlan (Man)..........*3:57.4....(2)..Philadelphia......Jun 1
27. Jerry Richey (Pitt).........*3:58.6....(3)..Philadelphia......Jun 1
28. Jack Fath (Ford)............*3:59.5....(5)..Philadelphia......Jun 1
29. Pat Traynor (USAF)..........*3:59.0....(3)..Walnut..........Aug 10
1969 (2)
30. Chuck LaBenz (AzSt).........3:58.4.....(1)..Berkeley........May 31
31. John Lawson (PCC)...........3:59.5.....(4)..Berkeley........May 31
1970 (8)
32. Rick Riley (WaSt)...........*3:59.2....(1)..Westwood........May 16
33. Duncan Macdonald (Stan).....3:59.6.....(3)..Westwood........May 16
34. Jim Crawford (unat).........3:59.6.....(1)..Modesto.........May 23
35. Howell Michael (WM).........3:59.0.....(2)..Philadelphia....May 30
36. John Mason (PCC)............3:58.4.....(2)..Berkeley.......May 30
37. Steve Prefontaine (Or)......3:57.4.....(2)..Eugene............Jun 5
38. Steve Savage (Or)...........*3:59.2....(5)..Eugene............Jun 5
39. Dave Wottle (BG)............3:59.0.....(1)..Bloomington.......Jun 6
1971 (7)
40. Len Hilton (Hous)...........3:59.1i....(2)..Houston..........Feb 13
41. Greg Carlberg (Nb)..........*3:59.6i...(3)..Houston.........Feb 13
42. Larry Rose (OkSt)...........3:59.5.....(1)..Lawrence.........Apr 16
43. Lee LaBadie (Il)............*3:58.8....(1)..Carbondale......May 11
44. Jerome Howe (KsSt)..........3:59.4.....(1)..Modesto.........May 29
45. Bob Wheeler (Duke)..........3:59.9.....(2)..Seattle.......Jun 19
46. John Baker (SptsIntl).......*3:59.8....(3)..Eugene......... Jun 26
1972 (4)
47. Mark Winzenried (CW)........*3:59.5....(2)..Los Angeles.......Mar 4
48. George Young (unat).........*3:59.6....(3)..Los Angeles.......Mar 4
49. Juris Luzins (Quant)........*3:58.2....(2)..Modesto........May 27
50. Ken Popejoy (MiSt)..........3:59.7.....(4)..Los Angeles.......Jun 9
1973 (12)
51. Tony Waldrop (NC)...........3:58.4.....(1)..Raleigh.......Apr 21
52. Reggie McAfee (NC)..........3:59.3.....(2)..Raleigh........Apr 21
53. Barry Brown (FlTC)..........*3:58.8....(2)..Gainesville.....May 13
54. Mark Feig (Or)..............3:59.5.....(3)..Eugene.........May 19
55. Tommy Fulton (TxSn).........*3:57.8....(1)..Arkadelphia.....May 25
56. Charlie McMullen (Mo).......3:59.7.....(1)..East Lansing....May 26
57. Rick Wohlhuter (UCTC).......3:58.8.....(1)..Wichita...........Jun 2
58. Dick Buerkle (NYAC).........3:58.0.....(1)..Gainesville.......Jun 4
59. Mark Schilling (SJSt).......*3:58.6....(6)..Baton Rouge.......Jun 9
60. Paul Geis (OTC).............*3:58.0....(4)..Eugene..........Jun 20
61. Jim Johnson (CNW)...........*3:58.8....(6)..Eugene.........Jun 20
62. Scott Daggatt (Or)..........3:59.6.....(7)..Eugene..........Jun 20
1974 (11)
63. Mike Slack (unat)...........3:59.7i....(1)..Fargo...........Jan 26
64. Reed Fischer (Tx)...........*3:59.9i...(5)..Houston...........Feb 9
65. Greg Gibson (Wa)............*3:59.1i...(3)..San Diego.......Feb 16
66. Paul Cummings (BYU).........*3:56.4....(1)..Tempe..........Mar 16
67. Steve Wheeler (Duke)........*3:59.4....(1)..Raleigh........Apr 20
68. Denis Fikes (Penn)..........*3:55.0....(2)..Philadelphia....Apr 27
69. Karl Thornton (Penn)........*3:57.9....(4)..Philadelphia....Apr 27
70. Bruce Fischer (UCTC)........*3:58.5....(3)..Wichita...........Jun 1
71. Ted Castaneda (Co)..........*3:58.5....(4)..Wichita...........Jun 1
72. Keith Palmer (KsSt).........*3:59.2....(5)..Wichita...........Jun 1
73. Jeff Schemmel (KsSt)........3:59.4.....(6)..Wichita...........Jun 1
1975 (7)
74. Keith Munson (ITA)..........*3:58.5i...(2)..Los Angeles......Mar 22
75. Ken Swenson (ITA)...........*3:59.1....(2)..Durham............May 3
76. Steve Foster (FlTC).........3:58.5.....(1)..Gainesville.......May 6
77. Steve Heidenreich (In)......3:59.6.....(2)..Bowling Green....May 10
78. Matt Centrowitz (NYAC)......3:59.2.....(4)..Modesto.........May 24
79. Gary Barger (Or)............*3:58.8....(1)..Eugene..........May 29
80. Mike Durkin (Il)............*3:56.7....(2)..Wichita........May 31
1976 (2)
81. Steve Bolt (Al).............*3:59.4i...(1)..Baton Rouge......Feb 28
82. Rick Musgrave (Co)..........3:59.3.....(5)..Wichita..........May 29
1977 (4)
83. Steve Scott (UCI)...........3:59.7i....(3)..Los Angeles......Jan 15
84. Ron Speirs (NYAC)...........*3:56.9....(4)..Philadelphia...April 30
85. Steve Lacy (Wi).............3:59.64....(2)..Wichita.........May 27
86. Ed Arriola (Az).............*3:59.3....(4)..Eugene..........Jun 14
1978 (9)
87. Greg Meyer (AA).............*3:59.1i...(1)..Ann Arbor........Jan 28
88. Tom Duits (WnMi)............*3:59.2....(3)..Philadelphia.....Apr 29
89. Don Paige (Vill)............3:58.10....(2)..Westwood..........May 7
90. Craig Masback (Oxb).........3:59.6.....(1)..Oxford...........Jun 17
91. Jerald Jones (SMTC).........*3:57.9....(7)..Oslo.............Jun 27
92. Jeff Jirele (SMTC)..........*3:58.26...(8)..Stockholm.......Jul 3
93. Phil Kane (AW)..............3:59.37....(9)..Stockholm........Jul 3
94. Greg Fredericks (RAA).......*3:59.7....(2)..University Park...Aug 5
95. Mike Manke (AW).............*3:58.83...(4)..Berlin.........Aug 18
1979 (4)
96. Mark Belger (AA)............3:58.4.....(2)..Berkeley..........Jun 9
97. Ross Donoghue (StJ).........3:58.0.....(4)..Piscataway.......Jun 23
98. Tom Smith (Co)..............3:58.3.....(1)..Tillsonburg.......Jul 4
99. Andy Clifford (Cal).........3:59.49....(4)..Gateshead.........Jul 8
1980 (7)
100. Jim Spivey (In)............3:58.9i....(3)..Louisville........Feb 9
101. Ray Wicksell (S4)..........3:59.7.....(1)..Stanford.........Mar 22
102. Ron Cornell (UCLA).........*3:57.7....(4)..Westwood.........May 11
103. Larry Mangan (PennSt)......3:58.4.....(1)..University Park..May 16
104. Mike Wyatt (PPC)...........*3:58.0....(5)..Philadelphia.....May 18
105. Todd Harbour (Bay).........3:58.38....(5)..Stockholm.........Jul 7
106. Bill McChesney (Or)........3:59.1.....(2)..Eugene...........Jul 26
1981 (10)
107. Richie Harris (AW).........3:58.2.....(2)..Adelaide........Feb 7
108. Tom Byers (AW).............3:56.0i....(3)..Inglewood.......Feb 13
109. Doug Padilla (AW)..........3:56.6i....(3)..Daly City.......Feb 21
110. Chuck Aragon (NDm).........3:59.92i...(1)..Champaign.......Feb 28
111. Dan Aldridge (S4)..........3:59.9.....(2)..San José........Apr 11
112. Rudy Chapa (Or)............*3:57.04...(3)..Eugene..........May 28
113. Ed Spinney (AW)............*3:57.34...(4)..Eugene..........May 28
114. Ken Martin (AW)............ *3:57.84..(5)..Eugene..........May 28
115. John Gregorek (Gtn)........3:57.10....(5)..Villanova.......May 30
116. +Sydney Maree (AA).........3:48.83....(1)..Rieti.............Sep 9
(+ Maree had previous sub-4:00s, but not representing U.S.)
1982 (9)
117. Frank Assumma (UCR)........3:57.3i....(2)..Los Angeles......Jan 22
118. Dan Heikkinen (AW).........*3:59.05i..(1)..Ann Arbor........Jan 23
119. Vince Draddy (Va)..........*3:58.2i...(4)..Boston...........Feb 13
120. Roger Jones (Aub)..........*3:58.4i...(5)..Boston...........Feb 13
121. Thom Hunt (AW).............3:59.5i....(6)..Boston...........Feb 13
122. Mark Fricker (OrSt)........*3:58.3....(1)..Corvallis........May 8
123. Jim Hill (Or)..............*3:56.41...(1)..Eugene...........May 15
124. Joe Fabris (ARC)...........*3:58.3....(9)..Eugene...........Jun 5
125. Steve Plasencia (AW).......*3:58.34...(5)..London...........Jul 17
1983 (8)
126. Chris Fox (AW).............*3:59.0i...(2)..Johnson City.....Jan 15
127. Kevin Johnson (ETn)........3:59.1i....(3)..Johnson City.....Jan 15
128. Jay Woods (unat)...........3:58.2i....(2)..Daly City........Feb 11
129. Brian Diemer (Mi)..........*3:59.93i..(1)..Ann Arbor........Feb 12
130. Dub Myers (Or).............3:57.06....(1)..Eugene...........May 14
131. Gary Gustafson (CNW).......*3:58.4....(4)..Vancouver........Jun 1
132. Kevin Ryan (AW)............3:57.60....(5)..Eugene...........Jun 4
133. Adam Dixon (Har)...........3:59.39....(7)..Luxembourg.......Jul 20
1984 (4)
134. Randy Wilson (AW)..........*3:58.74...(3)..Eugene...........May 12
135. Mike Blackmore (Or)........3:59.80....(4)..Eugene...........May 12
136. Terry Brahm (In)...........3:59.35....(2)..Tillsonburg......Jul 7
137. Brian Theriot (adi)........*3:56.10...(8)..Oslo.............Jul 21
1985 (5)
138. Jim McKeon (Rich)..........3:58.62I ..(6)..Johnson City.....Jan 19
139. Cliff Sheehan (Harv).......*3:59.2....(4)..Philadelphia.....Apr 27
140. Gary Lewis (Fres)..........*3:58.6....(7)..San José.........May 25
141. Richard Block (BSRT).......*3:59.84...(2)..Tillsonburg......Jun 29
142. Henry Marsh (AW)...........*3:59.31...(3)..Bern.............Aug 16
1986 (6)
143. Mike Stahr (NYPC)..........3:58.79i...(1)..Allston..........Jan 26
144. Jeff Atkinson (Stan).......3:56.49....(2)..Modesto..........May 10
145. Earl Jones (SMTC)..........*3:58.76...(4)..Westwood.........May 17
146. Marty Hemsley (adi)........*3:59.70...(4)..Eugene...........May 17
147. Kevin King (CC)............*3:58.31...(5)..Villanova........Jun 14
148. Maurice Smith (Adams)......3:59.70....(7)..Belfast..........Jun 30
1987 (5)
149. James Murphy (InTC)........*3:59.99i..(2)..Indanapolis......Jan 16
150. Joe Falcon (Ar)............3:56.77i...(1)..Fayetteville.....Jan 31
151. Gawain Guy (H&R)...........3:58.56....(2)..Modesto...........May 9
152. Harold Kuphaldt (Or).......*3:59.73...(2)..Eugene...........May 16
153. Rich Bergesen (Or).........*3:59.79...(3)..Eugene...........May 16
1988 (8)
154. Brian Abshire (AW).........*3:58.62i..(2)..Johnson City.....Jan 22
155. Steve Ave (NBal)...........3:59.09i...(3)..Allston..........Jan 31
156. Roosevelt Jackson (Reeb)...*3:59.41i..(3)..New York..........Feb 5
157. John Quade (Az)............3:57.3i....(1)..Notre Dame........Feb 6
158. Darryl Frerker (unat)......3:58.1i....(2)..Notr eDame........Feb 6
159. Karl Van Calcar (OrSt).....*3:59.35...(1)..Corvallis.........May 7
160. Tim Hacker (AW)............3:55.7.....(4)..Westwood..........Jun 5
161. Bruce Stirling (Reeb)......*3:59.1....(5)..Eugene............Jul 2
1989 (7)
162. Brian Jaeger (NikB)........*3:59.47i..(2)..Johnson City.....Jan 27
163. Reuben Reina (Ar)..........3:58.88i...(2)..Ft. Worth........Feb 18
164. Bob Whelan (Ky)............3:58.82i...(3)..Indianapolis.....Mar 11
165. Mark Coogan (NikB).........*3:58.81...(1)..Dedham...........Jun 10
166. Brad Schlapak (NEn)........3:59.91....(2)..Dedham...........Jun 10
167. Greg Whiteley (Brown)......3:59.15....(5)..Westwood.........Jun 10
168. Paul Greer (SDTC)..........*3:59.79...(6)..Westwood.........Jun 10
1990 (3)
169. Eddie Slowikowski (Loy)....3:59.36i...(1)..Boston...........Feb 18
170. Eric Henry (Ar)............3:59.18i...(2)..Indianapolis.....Mar 10
171. Jim Norris (NBal)..........*3:59.5....(1)..Holmdel..........Jun 23
1991 (12)
172. Matt Taylor (Fox)..........*3:57.84i..(2)..Fayetteville.....Jan 25
173. Bill Burke (Prin)..........3:58.70i...(1)..New York.........Feb 1
174. Mark Deady (NITC)..........*3:58.65i..(1)..Boston...........Feb 16
175. Charles Marsala (NITC).....*3:58.73i..(2)..Boston...........Feb 16
176. Mike Michno (NBal).........*3:58.94i..(3)..Boston...........Feb 16
177. Bill Rathbun (BAA).........*3:59.94i..(4)..Boston...........Feb 16
178. Bob Kennedy (In)...........3:58.11i...(1)..Indianapolis......Mar 9
179. John Trautmann (Gtn).......3:58.52i...(4)..Indianapolis......Mar 9
180. Matt Giusto (Miz)..........3:59.18....(3)..Stanford.........Mar 30
181. Gerry Donakowski (NikN)....*3:59.1....(4)..Dedham............Jun 9
182. Terrance Herrington (NikA).3:55.61....(8)..Vill.-d'Ascq......Jul 1
183. Chr. Cushing-murray (SMTC).3:57.70....(10).Vill.-d'Ascq......Jul 1
1992 (4)
184. Len Sitko (unat)...........*3:59.29i..(4)..Birmingham.......Mar 14
185. Ernie Freer (Bull).........*3:59.04...(1)..Fresno............Apr 4
186. Steve Holman (Gtn).........3:53.31....(4)..Oslo..............Jul 4
187. Paul Vandegrift (WM).......3:59.60....(3)..Belfast..........Aug 31
1993 (7)
188. Erik Nedeau (NEn)..........3:59.68i...(1)..Boston...........Feb 27
189. Aaron Ramirez (Miz)........*3:59.57...(3)..San Francisco....May 15
190. Jim Sorenson (Reeb)........3:59.70....(4)..San Francisco....May 15
191. Ronnie Harris (SM).........*3:58.03...(5)..Eugene...........Jun 5
192. Bob Lesko (SM).............*3:58.23...(6)..Eugene...........Jun 5
193. Danny Maas (Reeb)..........*3:58.83...(7)..Eugene...........Jun 5
194. Mark Dailey (NYAC).........*3:57.16...(12).Oslo.............Jul 10
1994 (9)
195. Mark Sivieri (unat)........*3:59.85i..(2)..Boston...........Jan 28
196. Dave Wittman (NikT)........3:59.28i...(2)..Notre Dame........Feb 5
197. Buck Jones (CNW)...........*3:57.43...(3)..Eugene............Jun 4
198. Shannon Lemora (NikO)......*3:57.47...(4)..Eugene............Jun 4
199. Benny McIntosh (Asics).....*3:58.25...(6)..Eugene............Jun 4
200. Chris Katon (unat).........*3:59.19...(9)..Eugene............Jun 4
201. Jon Warren (NikT)..........*3:59.30...(10).Eugene............Jun 4
202. Jim Howarth (NikRR)........*3:59.75...(12).Eugene............Jun 4
203. Shane Healy (BRC)..........*3:59.23...(7)..Cork.............Jun 25
1995 (6)
204. Brian Hyde (WM)............3:59.92i...(2)..Johnson City.....Jan 28
205. Paul McMullen (EnMi).......3:57.34i...(2)..Notre Dame.......Feb 4
206. Jason Pyrah (Miz)..........3:58.43i...(2)..Los Angeles......Feb 11
207. Brad Sumner (NYAC).........*3:59.11...(2)..Philadelphia.....Apr 29
208. Tom Nohilly (ReebE)........*3:59.75...(4)..Philadelphia.....Apr 29
209. Gordon Johnson (Brk).......*3:56.24...(9)..Eugene...........Jun 4
1996 (2)
210. Matt Holthaus (ReebE)......3:58.80i...(1)..Allston..........Feb 10
211. Michael Cox (Nik)..........*3:59.20...(1)..Lawrence.........Apr 20
1997 (8)
212. Dan Browne (Army)..........3:59.37i...(1)..Annapolis.........Feb 1
213. Corey Ihmels (IaSt)........*3:59.70i..(2h).Indianapolis......Mar 7
214. Alan Culpepper (adi).......3:58.15....(5)..Portland.........May 11
215. Richie Boulet (NBal).......3:58.62....(6)..Portland.........May 11
216. Karl Paranya (Hav).........3:57.6.....(2)..Haverford........May 14
217. Jamey Harris (ReebA).......3:59.19....(1)..Stanford.........May 27
218. Marc Davis (Nik)...........*3:54.30...(8)..Nice.............Jul 16
219. Darin Shearer (CMS)........3:59.76....(2)..Falmouth.........Aug 16
1998 (8)
220. David Krummenacker (GaT)...3:58.62i...(2)..Gainesville.......Feb 7
221. Ryan Travis (Ar)...........3:59.69i...(1)..Ames..............Feb 7
222. Seneca Lassiter (Ar).......3:59.60i...(4)..New York.........Feb 13
223. Brian Gallagher (LaS)......*3:59.91i..(2)..Boston...........Feb 14
224. Gabe Jennings (Stan).......3:59.32....(3)..Walnut...........Apr 19
225. Brian Baker (NBal).........*3:58.80...(3)..Brunswick.........Jul 4
226. Michael Stember (Stan).....3:59.31....(5)..Brunswick.........Jul 4
227. Scott Anderson (ReebE).....3:59.80....(7)..Brunswick.........Jul 4
1999 (4)
228. Bryan Berryhill (CoSt).....3:56.52....(2)..Wanganui.........Jan 16
229. Tim Broe (Al)..............3:59.38i...(1)..Notre Dame........Feb 6
230. Jonathon Riley (Stan)......*3:58.72i..(2)..Ames..............Feb 6
231. Adam Goucher (Fila)........3:57.63....(1)..Eugene...........May 15
2000 (6)
232. Jason Lunn (FT)............3:58.42i...(2)..Boston...........Jan 29
233. Rich Kenah (NBal)..........*3:59.43i..(6)..Fayetteville.....Feb 12
234. Dwight Davis (Tulsa).......*3:59.29...(3)..Walnut...........Apr 16
235. Sam Gabremariam (ReebE)....*3:59.17...(4)..Philadelphia.....Apr 29
236. Steve Fein (Or)............*3:59.35...(3)..Eugene...........May 13
237. Mike Miller (FTW)..........3:59.86....(5)..Eugene...........May 13
2001 (8)
238. Alan Webb (VaHS)...........3:59.86i...(3)..New York City....Jan 20
239. Dan Wilson (unat)..........*3:59.14i..(4)..Roxbury Crossing..Feb 4
240. Sharif Karie (Ar)..........3:59.60i...(6)..Fayetteville.....Feb 10
241. Charlie Gruber (Ks)........3:58.51i...(2)..Fayetteville.....Mar 10
242. Jeremy Tolman (Web)........*3:59.99i..(6)..Fayetteville.... Mar 10
243. Andy Downin (WRRT).........3:59.39....(2)..Des Moines......Apr 28
244. Clay Schwabe (Army)........*3:59.43...(4)..Princeton.......May 12
245. Ibrahim Aden (Nike)........3:56.95....(7)..Portland.........Jun 3
2002 (6)
246. Jeremy Huffman (FT)........*3:59.81i..(5)..New York City.....Mar 1
247. Eric Garner (Wa)...........*3:58.93i..(1)..Seattle...........Mar 2
248. Donald Sage (Stan).........*3:59.49i..(2)..Seattle...........Mar 2
249. Brandon Strong (AzSt)......*3:59.59i..(3)..Seattle...........Mar 2
250. Ray Hughes (Nik)...........*3:59.78i..(4)..Seattle...........Mar 2
251. Matt Lane (Nik)............*3:57.57...(10).Eugene...........May 26
2003 (5)
252. Rob Myers (OhSt)...........3:58.64i...(1)..Lexington.........Feb 8
253. Luke Watson (NDm)..........*3:57.83i..(1)..Notre Dame........Feb 8
254. Ian Connor (Nik)...........*3:58.24i..(5)..Notre Dame........Feb 8
255. Jason Long (Asics).........*3:59.99i..(4)..New York City...Feb 15
256. Grant Robison (Stanford)...*3:58.95i..(1)..Seattle.......Mar 8
2004 (7)
257. Jordan Desilets (EnMich)...*3:59.83i..(4)..Notre Dame....Feb 7
258. *Nathan Robison (BYU)......*3:59.99i..(1)..Seattle.......Feb 14
259. Steve Slattery (Nik).......3:59.78....(7)..Eugene........June 19
260. Aaron Lanzel (USN).........3:59.88....(8)..Eugene........June 19
261. Said Ahmed (Ar)............3:57.33....(2)..Burnaby.......July 1
262. Chris Estwanik (NFT).......3:58.17....(3)..Burnaby.......July 1
263. Daniel Lincoln (Nik).......3:57.68....(11).London........July 30
2005 (8)
264. Scott McGowan (NBal).....3:58.91i....(7)..Roxbury Crossing..Jan 29
265. Sean Jefferson *3:56.44i (1) South Bend, IN Feb. 5
266. John Jefferson *3:57.85i (2) South Bend, IN Feb. 5
267. Leonel Manzano 3:59.86i (1) Lincoln, NE Feb. 26
268. +Bernard Lagat 3:51.53 (3) Eugene, OR June 04
(+ Lagat had previous sub-4:00s, but not representing U.S.)
269. Anthony Famiglietti 3:58.23 (1) Nashville, TN June 04
270. Bryan Lindsay 3:59.16 (2) Los Angeles, CA June 09
271. Jon Rankin 3:55.63 (3) Malmo August 16
2006 (12)
272. Sean O’Brien *3:59.05i (3) Seattle, WA Jan. 14
273. Elliot Blount *3:59.61i (4) Seattle, WA Jan. 14
274. Chris Lukezic 3:58.53i (10) Boston (Roxbury), MA Jan. 28
275. Ryan Kleimenhagen 3:59.00i (11) Boston (Roxbury), MA Jan. 28
276. Russell Brown 3:59.65i (3) Fayetteville, AR Feb. 10
277. Austin Abbott *3:59.47i (4) Seattle, WA Feb. 11
278. Stephen Pifer *3:59.55i (5) Seattle, WA Feb. 11
279. Michael McGrath *3:59.25i (1) Seattle, WA March 04
280. Christian Smith *3:59.60i (2) Ames, IA March 04
281. Jason Jabaut 3:59.07 (4) Beaverton, OR May 04
282. Matthew Tegenkamp 3:56.38 (1) Madison, WI May 06
283. Chris Solinsky 3:57.80 (2) Madison, WI May 06
2007
284. Nick Symmonds *3:56.72i (1) Seattle, WA Jan 13
285. Garrett Heath *3:59.60i (2) Seattle, WA Feb. 10
286. Blake Boldon *3:59.18i (1) Ames, IA March 03
287. Joshua McDougal 3:57.46 (1) Lynchburg, VA March 31
288. Lopez Lomong 3:58.54 (1) Tempe, AZ Apr. 14
289. David Torrence 3:58.62 (1) Berkeley, CA Apr. 28
290. Michael Kerrigan 3:59.60 (2) Swathmore, PA May 14
291. Jeff See 3:58.70 (2) Nashville, TN June 02
292. Jake Watson 3:59.40 (3) Nashville, TN June 02
293. Ben Gregory 3:59.69 (4) Nashville, TN June 02
294. Sean Graham 3:58.4 (2) Beaverton, OR June 10
295. Ben True 3:59.99 (1) Cambridge, MA June 17
296. Seth Summerside 3:57.84 (4) Brasschaat, Belgium July 21


Up through #264 was from T&F news, the rest is what I've gathered from IAAF and elsewhere. I haven't updated since Summerside, so there may be more than 296 at this point.

By the way, 2007 has more sub 4's than any other year, even if no one else past 7/21 broke 4 for the first time.
imsohigh
RE: LIST OF SUB FOUR MINUTE MILERS 10/10/2007 11:32PM - in reply to Commen Cense Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
hey this great. But didn't some of these guys already break four before? Is this a true list of Americans who have broke four? There have been 296? I thought the list was somewhere in the 270s range.
Unrated
RE: LIST OF SUB FOUR MINUTE MILERS 10/11/2007 12:05AM - in reply to imsohigh Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
well, I didnt look at the whole list, but there is no way Lukezics first sub 4 was in 2006.
giffypop17
RE: LIST OF SUB FOUR MINUTE MILERS 10/11/2007 12:40AM - in reply to Unrated Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Unrated wrote:

well, I didnt look at the whole list, but there is no way Lukezics first sub 4 was in 2006.


Sure there is a way. He may have run mid/low 3:30s in the 1500 several times before that, but the mile isn't raced that often, unless your name is Alan Webb. Then you find a way to race the mile more than the 1500. The rest of them don't.
just barely
RE: LIST OF SUB FOUR MINUTE MILERS 10/11/2007 5:49AM - in reply to giffypop17 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Good job Ben, 3:59.99. Thats cutting it close!!
Commen Cense
RE: LIST OF SUB FOUR MINUTE MILERS 10/11/2007 7:34AM - in reply to Unrated Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
So do any of you guys have any other specific people or are you just criticizing what you THINK is wrong? Don't you think I thought that was odd about Lukezic too? I did actually look at the data, which you definitely did not.

If these guys had earlier sub 4's, they'd still be on the list, so yes it is well above 270. They are only listed once.

I'm almost positive that everyone there is a US citizen. I know Lomong might not have been officially a citizen when he ran his time, but he was close to it and had been running here since HS.


Sorry to sound defensive, but this was asked for and I produced, and you still aren't happy. This wouldn't be a problem if T&Fnews actually updated their site, but since they don't, you've got to actually do the work yourself if you want to find an answer (and don't trust my post).
Commen Cense
RE: LIST OF SUB FOUR MINUTE MILERS 10/11/2007 7:40AM - in reply to Commen Cense Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Just to clarify a bit more, if you see a mistake please let me know so I can correct it. I'm human and I make mistakes and there could easily be mistakes above.

I'm not going to recheck (again) the past few years because of randomized doubts though.
ChiTown Hustler
RE: LIST OF SUB FOUR MINUTE MILERS 10/11/2007 7:59AM - in reply to Commen Cense Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Wow, Earl Jones in the 4 minute hizzle.
sub5:00
RE: LIST OF SUB FOUR MINUTE MILERS 10/11/2007 8:06AM - in reply to Commen Cense Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
bobby curtis broke 4 this year, and i have heard that the clock was messed up for seth summerside and that he actually did not break 4.
Beatle Fan
RE: LIST OF SUB FOUR MINUTE MILERS 10/12/2007 11:20AM - in reply to imsohigh Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Trivia: Who ran the fastest first time 4 minute mile?
twoinchkiler
RE: LIST OF SUB FOUR MINUTE MILERS 10/12/2007 11:31AM - in reply to Beatle Fan Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Steve Holman ran like a crazy 3:52-53 for his first sub-4 so I think he is the fastest first-timer. Don't give me that Lagat stuff either since his 3:51 on this list was hardly his first. And by the way, I knew the answer to this question before I even looked at the list because I am a genius.
-The Killer
elvis is down
RE: LIST OF SUB FOUR MINUTE MILERS 10/12/2007 11:40AM - in reply to twoinchkiler Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
What about that Bobby guy from Nova, that beat Kerrigan at the swathmore meet??? 2007.
oldhalfmileguy
RE: LIST OF SUB FOUR MINUTE MILERS 10/12/2007 12:43PM - in reply to Commen Cense Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
common sense, thanks for the hard work, this is great.
So many things come to mind when i look at this, such as Hunt being of so close in HS (402 indoors) but not actually breaking 4 until 7 years later.
Brian Theriot, i remember he was a 220 sprinter in HS 21 something i think who got converted to the half at USC, not unusual for colleges to bump up their 220 men to the half, pretty common actually, it is amazing he ran a 3:56 in Oslo.
Frank Assuma he and chuck were such amazing 12 year olds, funny Chuck never broke four also hard to believe that Ron Cornell was the first UCLA runner to do it, they had such strong recruits and distance men in the mid-late 70's, and for all the great runners UCI had Steve Scott was the only sub 4 in that era.
Not doubting the list, on the contrary it makes great food for thought
THANKS
runtherockies
RE: LIST OF SUB FOUR MINUTE MILERS 10/12/2007 1:00PM - in reply to Commen Cense Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
What about Art Siemers? I believe he has run a sub 4.
marathoners list
RE: LIST OF SUB FOUR MINUTE MILERS 10/12/2007 3:22PM - in reply to runtherockies Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
i would love to see a compiled list of the guys in the trials and there marathon pr's. i saw that culp and browne broke it in 96, pretty sweet they are in contention for the marathon now.
26mi235
RE: LIST OF SUB FOUR MINUTE MILERS 10/12/2007 5:04PM - in reply to Commen Cense Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Several comments besides THANKS

1964
10. Archie San Romani Jr. (Or)..*3:57.6....(3)..Compton...........Jun 5
11. Morgan Groth (OrSt).........*3:57.9....(4)..Compton...........Jun 5
12. Bob Day (UCLA)..............3:58.9.....(6)..Compton...........Jun 5
13. Jim Ryun (KsHS).............3:59.0.....(8)..Compton...........Jun 5
14. Bob Schul (M/O).............3:59.1.....(1)..San Diego.......Jun 13


This race almost doubled the number of Americans under 4 as well as being of note for the 8th place guy. Only a couple of other races, much later, had someone further back and those races also had lots of multiples.

70. Bruce Fischer (UCTC)........*3:58.5....(3)..Wichita...........Jun 1
71. Ted Castaneda (Co)..........*3:58.5....(4)..Wichita...........Jun 1
72. Keith Palmer (KsSt).........*3:59.2....(5)..Wichita...........Jun 1
73. Jeff Schemmel (KsSt)........3:59.4.....(6)..Wichita...........Jun 1

1994
197. Buck Jones (CNW)...........*3:57.43...(3)..Eugene............Jun 4
198. Shannon Lemora (NikO)......*3:57.47...(4)..Eugene............Jun 4
199. Benny McIntosh (Asics).....*3:58.25...(6)..Eugene............Jun 4
200. Chris Katon (unat).........*3:59.19...(9)..Eugene............Jun 4
201. Jon Warren (NikT)..........*3:59.30...(10).Eugene............Jun 4
202. Jim Howarth (NikRR)........*3:59.75...(12).Eugene............Jun 4

1991
174. Mark Deady (NITC)..........*3:58.65i..(1)..Boston...........Feb 16
175. Charles Marsala (NITC).....*3:58.73i..(2)..Boston...........Feb 16
176. Mike Michno (NBal).........*3:58.94i..(3)..Boston...........Feb 16
177. Bill Rathbun (BAA).........*3:59.94i..(4)..Boston...........Feb 16

2002
247. Eric Garner (Wa)...........*3:58.93i..(1)..Seattle...........Mar 2
248. Donald Sage (Stan).........*3:59.49i..(2)..Seattle...........Mar 2
249. Brandon Strong (AzSt)......*3:59.59i..(3)..Seattle...........Mar 2
250. Ray Hughes (Nik)...........*3:59.78i..(4)..Seattle...........Mar 2

Also, there were at least 3-4 frosh that were almost there (AJ, a couple of Wisco guys)


Finally, I would like to see the 'expanded' list that includes all of those under 3:42.22, the 4:00.00 equivalent, which might have a bigger list, since it is run more often. In fact, the mile is run more indoors, relatively, and there is a strong representation of indoor marks as a result, even though it is a harder standard to reach.