I had a good long post-race chat with Hunter. He was pleased to have PRd but said he's still sick and only once put on his spikes since his last mile race. He said because of the illness and lack of speed work, he doesn't feel smooth yet. If healthy, he thinks he could run 3:55-6.
When asked if he could run 3:53, he said he didn't think so as he doens't view himself as a miler. He said you need 146-7 800 speed to do that and need to be a true miler. That being said, he didn't rule out running the Bowerman mile outdoors. He said he definitely wants to run at the Pre Classic in some fashion as he wants to race at Hayward.
In terms of the immediate future, he'll run two relays with his team at indoor HS nationals and then have a long training block and may open up at Penn Relays. He also said he hopes to break 1:50 outdoors racing a local VA guy who just ran 2:25 in the 1k.https://youtu.be/Vw6-P34bFIY
That local guy is Brandon McGorty, Sean McGorty's brother, only a junior. Thanks for the detailed report Rojo. Glad the kid is a team player.