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