Photo by Phil Grove
Plenty of distance runners made big strides this season, improving in their specialty events.
But who has improved the most? We calculated the progression or regression of the top distance runners in the state from 2016 to 2017. West Allegheny's Maddie Salek (above), improved over five seconds in the 800 meters. Page over or click the links below to see how much distance runners improved in the 800, 1600, and 3200 meters:
Note: List uses performances in the MileSplit database. To be included, athletes must have both 2016 and 2017 performances in the database. Under 'difference', regression is indicated in parentheses and progression is indicated without parentheses.