"For him to do that 3,200 after his first race, just amazing," said his coach, John Vizcaino. "People were telling me it might be the best distance-double ever by a high school kid in the nation." [italics mine] (Modesto Bee)
Riverbank's German Fernandez turned in perhaps [italics mine] the most impressive distance double in state history Saturday, clocking a National Federation High School record 8 minutes, 34.23 seconds in the 3,200meters and a meet-record 4:00.29 in the 1,600 at Cerritos College. (LA Daily News)
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I've read several news articles now that use these same qualifiers — "it might be" or "it may be" or "perhaps." Let's call it what it is: the best distance double ever achieved by a U.S. high school athlete.