Watch Jonah Powell Run A PA#1 1600m at SPIRE

Jonah Powell of Grove City Area moved to the top of state rankings in the 1,600 meters at Sunday's MileSplit/SPIRE Scholastic Showcase in Geneva, Ohio.

Powell, the Class AA state champion from the cross country season, took third in a loaded field, clocking a US#7 time of 4:15.97, also a PA#1 by over 3 seconds. It's a PR for Powell by over 2 seconds compared to his previous best time, which came in the prelims of 1,600 meters at outdoor states last year (he went on to take third in the finals).

Nick Foster from Michigan won the race in 4:07.16, while Vincent Mauri from Ohio was second in 4:09.42, which are US#1 and US#2 times, respectively.

It's a relatively open field in the mile this year in Pennsylvania, and Sunday's performance proved that Powell will be among the favorites at the indoor state meet.

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

1Nick Foster12Ann Arbor Pioneer4:07.161
2Vincent Mauri12Howland4:09.421
3Jonah Powell12Grove City Area4:15.971
4Evan Manley12Hudson4:16.421
5Max LeClair12Hilliard Davidson4:16.801
6Andrew Schroff12Olentangy Orange4:18.681
7Nick Saul12St. Ignatius4:22.031
8Aidan Goslett12Central Toronto Athletic Club (CTAC)4:22.252
9Abel Hagos12McQuaid Jesuit4:23.012
10Dylan Binda12Greensburg Salem4:23.472