Mia Cochran Runs PA No. 1 Mile In Kansas City

Mia Cochran has had quite the XC and track and field resume, but up until this weekend, the Moon Area junior was yet to go sub-5 in the 1,600 meters or a full mile (indoors or outdoors).

That changed on Saturday at the Trial of Miles Kansas City Qualifer. Cochran went demolished the 5 minute barrier, clocking a PA No. 1 time and big PR for a full mile of 4:53.87. Against a loaded field, Cochran took fourth in a race won by Illinois freshman Allison Ince, who went 4:50.49.

After a relatively slow early pace, Cochran took the lead and ramped up the pace. From there the leaders ran a big negative split. From there, Ince kicked hard and held off junior Chloe Foerster for the win.

Cochran's 4:53.87 is the fastest full mile by a Pennsylvania girl so far this season. That time converts to a 4:52.17 for 1,600 meters, which would also be PA No. 1. West Chester Henderson's Jenna Mulhern holds the PA No. 1 for 1,600 meters this season at 4:53.39.

Check out the results below and watch the race above.

High School Elite Girls 1 Mile Finals
     Athlete                   Yr Team                           Mark
  1  Ali Ince                   9 Normal (Community)          4:50.49        
  2  Chloe Foerster            11                             4:50.55        
  3  Josephine Welin           11 Oak Park (O.P.-River Fore   4:53.19        
  4  Mia Cochran               11 Moon Area                   4:53.87        
  5  Meghan Ford               12 Jamestown                   4:56.21        
  6  Mya Trober                11 Blue Springs South          4:58.18        
  7  Mary Grace Hegberg        11 Arlington Heights (St. Vi   5:00.96        
  8  Aly Negovetich            11 Fox Lake (Grant)            5:03.15        
  9  Grace Tyson                  Lafayette (Wildwood)        5:04.27        
 10  Makayla Clark             11 LSH Lee's Summit            5:09.70