Chris O'Hare Discusses Breaking Collegiate Indoor Mile Record
Feb. 20, 2013
Tulsa senior Chris O'Hare broke the collegiate indoor mile record during the Wanamaker Mile at the 106th Millrose Games Saturday night in New York City. TulsaHurricane.com sat down with O'Hare to discuss his performance on Saturday night and to look ahead to the upcoming Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Championship this weekend.
O'Hare, the 2012 NCAA Indoor Champion in the mile, shattered the collegiate mile record clocking a time of 3:52.98 in the prestigious Wanamaker Mile. For his efforts, he was named the the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division I Men's National Athlete of the Week and the C-USA Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week.
O'Hare's time of 3:52.98 obliterated the time of 3:54.54 set last year at the Millrose Games by BYU's Miles Batty. O'Hare's mark also is the second fastest time by a British athlete, and shattered his old personal best of 3:56.48, which also happened to be the school record. In addition to his indoor mile record, he also claimed the collegiate-best 1500 meters with an en-route time of 3:37.25, bettering the 3:38.2 (hand-time) set by Villanova's Sydney Maree in 1979.
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