Martin Clocks Indoor State Record 4:05 Mile At Millrose

Gary Martin went up against the pros and came away with a new Pennsylvania indoor state record in the mile at Saturday's Millrose Games.

The Archbishop Wood senior clocked a time of 4:05.47 in the Men's Mile to place eighth in a field that included professionals and collegians. Martin's time is a new indoor state record, eclipsing Noah Affolder's previous record from 2017 of 4:07.24, also from the Millrose Games (Affolder competed in the high school race).

Martin came through the 800m mark in 2:01.30 and held strong throughout the race, only slightly falling off pace in the last quarter mile. Atlanta Track Club's Shane Streich won the race in 3:57.98. Martin finished ahead of 2016 Olympian Robby Andrews, who was 11th.

Other Millrose Highlights

  • The girls 60m dash was jam-packed with PA talent and it didn't disappoint, producing the state's top three times so far this season. Avery Lewis (Friends' Central) was third in 7.40 (PA#1/US#7), Laila Campbell (Spring Grove) was fourth in 7.45 (PA#2/US#10), and Fore Abinusawa (Germantown Academy) was fifth in 7.46 (PA#3/US#11). Lewis' time improves on (and gives her sole possession) her own PA No. 3 all-time ranking.
  • Mia Cochran of Moon Area continued her terrific season with a third place finish in the high school girls mile. Cochran ran a PA No. 1 and US No. 4  time of 4:47.83, which moves her up to PA No. 8 all-time. Juliette Whittaker (MD) won in a US No. 2 time of 4:47.14.
  • Lewis returned a bit later in the meet and competed against the pros in the women's long jump. Lewis placed sixth in a new season best and PA#1/US#11 mark of 19-2.75.
  • In the high school girls' long jump, Shannon Mullin of State College improved on her own PA No. 2 ranking with a best leap of 18-8.75, which is an overall PR (indoors and outdoors).
  • The State College Area boys 4x800 had a big day, as well. The SC boys ran a PA No. 1 and US No. 7 time of 8:02.55 to take second to US No. 1 Ridge (NJ).
  • In the girls' 4x800m relay, Penn Charter bettered its own PA No. 1 in the event, rolling to a US No. 6 time of 9:21.88. The State College Area girls placed fifth in a PA No. 2 time of 9:30.66.
  • Micah Trusty of Friends' Central placed third in the high school girls 600m, running a time of 1:33.15. Trusty's time is a current US No. 5 time and the sixth fastest 600m time in PA state history.
  • Pennridge's Joey Gant improved on his own PA No. 1 in the 300m, taking third in a time of 34.72. Neshaminy's Sanaa Hebron took fifth overall in the girls 300m in 39.25, just off her own state leading time in the event.
  • On Thursday night in the pole vault, Justin Rogers (Hershey) placed third in the pole vault, clearing 16-2.75. Then on Saturday in the girls pole vault, Veronica Vacca of Mount Saint Joseph Academy placed seventh with a clearance of 12-3.5.