Tony Young smashes M45 mile world record in Oregon

Tony Young of Seattle and Club Northwest today lowered the M45 mile world record, clocking 4:16.09 at age 46. The listed WR is 4:16.75 by New Zealand’s David Sirl in 1987. (The listed AR is 4:18.83 by Ken Sparks in 1990.) Pete Magill of South Pasadena, California, also 46, pushed Tony with a runner-up time of 4:21.34 at the invitational Masters Mile at the Portland Track Festival at Mt. Hood Community College. Nolan Shaheed of Pasadena, 58, was ninth in 4:43.85 — just off the 4:40.4 M55 WR by Australia’s Jack Ryan in 1977. Nolan holds the M55 American record of 4:42.7, set a year ago in Canby, Oregon. Nice job, gents!

2008 Invitational Mile RESULTS

Name Age Hometown Club TIME
Tony Young 46 Seattle, WA Club NW 4:16.09
Pete Magill 46 Pasadena, CA Fluffy Bunny TC 4:21.34
Jonathan Swanson 36 McMinnville, OR 4:22.84
Jeff Mann 44 Reno, NV Pacific Striders 4:34.69
Kevin Paulk 47 Portland, OR Bowerman AC 4:36.76
David Cannon 51 Seattle, WA Club NW 4:37.34
Eric Hartmann 40 Portland, OR 4:39.08
Sid Sullivan 42 Boise, ID Asics Aggies 4:43.18
Nolan Shaheed 58 Pasadena, CA So Cal Fleet Feet 4:43.85
Kurt Stevens 45 Damascas, OR 4:47.32
Roy Kissin 51 Larkspur, CA 4:50.19
Thom Burleson 56 Indianapolis, IN So Cal Fleet Feet 4:50.92
Scott Ball 45 Lake Oswego, OR 5:06.89

On the WMA Age-Graded Tables, Tony’s 4:16.09 mile corresponds to an Open (ages 20-30) equivalent of 3:51.20. The only question now is: When will John Hinton race Tony Young? On May 17, John ran the 1500 in 3:57.77 — his fourth sub-4 of the year in the metric mile. John’s best mark this season is roughly equivalent to a 4:16.5 mile.

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May 31, 2008

4 Responses

  1. Kevin Paulk - June 1, 2008

    It was an honor competing in this race with Tony, Pete, Nolan, Burleson, and the other fine old wingfoots. A big “shout out ‘well done'” to Rice and Clingan on a great job for the entire Portland Track Classic Meet.

  2. masters track fan - June 1, 2008

    Why didn’t Chris Yorges run in the mile? I thought he was entered in it.

  3. Mark Alexander - June 2, 2008

    Tony – Glad to hear everything came together for you on race day. You make Orange proud!

  4. saladin allah - June 3, 2008

    Great running, Tony ! You keep the fast times comin’…..I’m sure it’ll rub-off on me :). Hope to see you soon.

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