Craig Engels ran 3:51.60 tonight at the Prefontaine Classic in Palo Alto, California. He would place 5th in the event and finish as the top American athlete in a stacked field.
|1||Timothy CHERUIYOT||20 Nov 1995||Kenya||3:50.49|
|2||Ayanleh SOULEIMAN||3 Dec 1992||Djibouti||3:51.22|
|3||Filip INGEBRIGTSEN||20 Apr 1993||Norway||3:51.28|
|4||Jakob INGEBRIGTSEN||19 Sep 2000||Norway||3:51.30|
|5||Craig ENGELS||1 May 1994||United States||3:51.60|
|6||Matthew CENTROWITZ||18 Oct 1989||United States||3:52.26|
|7||Ben BLANKENSHIP||15 Dec 1988||United States||3:52.51|
|8||Samuel TEFERA||23 Oct 1999||Ethiopia||3:53.50|
|9||Bethwell BIRGEN||6 Aug 1988||Kenya||3:54.32|
|10||Clayton MURPHY||26 Feb 1995||United States||3:54.37|
|11||John GREGOREK||7 Dec 1991||United States||3:54.50|
|12||Elijah Motonei MANANGOI||5 Jan 1993||Kenya||3:57.48|
|13||Yomif KEJELCHA||1 Aug 1997||Ethiopia||3:58.24|
|14||Nick WILLIS||25 Apr 1983||New Zealand||3:59.55|
The results will be a big personal best for the Reagan High School and Nike Oregon Project star improving from his 3:55.12 from 2018 at Sir Walter Miler.
It will also move him from 2nd to 1st on the North Carolina All-Time list in the Mile. On the list below are the 11 sub-4 Milers from North Carolina high school graduates as well as their high school and high school PR.
|Rank||Name||PR||Date||High School||HS PR|
|4||Jim Beatty||3:55.50||6/7/1963||Charlotte Central||4:31.9|
*an 'x' next to their High School PR indicates 1600m time, an 'i' indicates it was indoors
Engels was a graduate of Reagan High School in 2012, Ole Miss in 2017 and now competes for the Nike Oregon Project Professionally.
Engels will have a great shot at qualifying for the US Team in the 1500m in July at the USATF Outdoor Championships where top 3 advances to Worlds. Engels has the qualifying standard out of the way.
Engels has also earned a spot on the US Team for the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. He was the Pan Am Junior 1500m Champion in 2013.