Hengst Drops 4:08 Mile In Tennessee

Dalton Hengst put down one of the fastest miles in Pennsylvania history over the weekend.

At Saturday night's Music City Distance Carnival in Nashville, Tennessee, Hengst took second in a strong elite high school boys' mile field in a time of 4:08.44. That time is the second fastest outdoor full mile in state history (according to the MileSplit database) behind only Craig Miller in 2004.

The race was originally supposed to feature Josh Hoey and Brodey Hasty, but Hoey scratched and Hasty switched to the 3K, where he clocked a US No. 2 all-time performance. The field was still strong, though. Cameron Ponder from North Carolina ran a US No. 1 of 4:04.24 for the victory.

Hengst took control of the race with 600 meters to go when the pacer stepped off. But then Ponder took the lead with 300 meters to go and maintained from there to the finish to take the win. For Hengst, who is competing unattached this spring, it's still a PR and and PA No. 1.

Watch the race above and check out the race results below.

1Cameron Ponder12Mount Tabor4:04.241
2Dalton Hengst12Unattached-PA4:08.441
3Ryan Lockett12Poolesville High School4:09.091
4Michael Moerk12Mount Tabor4:13.631
5Keeton Thornsberry11Holy Cross (Louisville)4:15.921
6Jack Baum11Trinity (Louisville)4:16.201
7Elias Sandifer11Brentwood High School4:17.501
8Matthew McMillan11Brentwood Academy4:17.581
9Leif Andersen11Marist4:18.241
10Silas Winders10Henry County High School4:18.831
11Myles Bach12Center Point-Urbana High School4:19.781
12Carter Coughlin12Webb School of Knoxville4:20.751
13Zach Jaeger11McIntosh High School4:21.581
14David Ahlmeyer11Beech Senior High School4:22.111