Furman junior Cameron Ponder broke the 4 Mile barrier for the mile for the first time in his career running 3:59.34 at the Samford Invitational in Birmingham, Alabama.
He becomes the 12th North Carolina HS Track/XC athlete to break 4 minutes in their careers.
|Rank||Name||PR||Date||High School||HS PR|
|2||Tony Waldrop||3:53.2h||4/27/74||Polk County||4:18.10|
|6||Jack Bolas||3:57.39||8/10/14||Chapel Hill||4:04.38x|
|7||Jake Hurysz||3:58.10||2/20/16||Eastern Alamance||4:06.18|
|9||Taylor Gilland||3:58.77||2/8/14||Chapel Hill||4:10.38|
|10||Dylan Ferris||3:58.90||2/13/10||East Forsyth||4:08.10|
|12||Bobby Mack||3:59.70||5/29/12||North Forsyth||4:10.61xi|
Ponder was paced by a teammate early, and ran the last 500m alone and was 10 seconds ahead of the field at the end of the race.
He ranks 11th on the All-Time Boys Mile list currently, but at just 20 years old he's certain to move up throughout the rest of his career.
Ponder ran 4:04.24 to close out his high school career in the Mile which ranks 2nd all-time for North Carolina High School Track.
Ponder's US#1 and NC#2 All-Time Mile at MCDC in 2018