Girls' 300m. Girls' 4x800m. Boys' Long Jump. And now, boys' 1,000m.
Over the course of the last week, the North Carolina record books have been shaken up like no other. With four new additions to the top of the indoor state record board, these athletes are locked in headed into the state meet/indoor nationals.
At the JDL Fast Track Invitational in Winston-Salem on Saturday, Christ School senior Rocky Hansen made his indoor debut and did not hold back. Competing in the 1,000m alongside seniors Logan Dingman (Lake Norman) and Andrew Burrell (Mount Tabor), Hansen took to the lead early.
He left no doubt that he was the most fit in that race, and arguably the country right now. He took home the win in 2:27.34, which is also good for U.S. No. 2 on the season. On top of that, he broke Cameron Ponder's (Mount Tabor '18) indoor state record of 2:27.37. He is now also the 14th athlete in state history to run under 2:30.00 for the event.
It is the fourth state record overall for Hansen, who also holds the cross country state record (14:20.90), outdoor 1-mile (4:00.76), and outdoor 2-mile (8:46.96).
Hansen will be competing next at the New Balance Grand Prix Mile on February 4th in Boston, Massachusetts.