Running Ace Hovers Near 4-Minute Mile

 

Teare finished second in Washington State race Saturday

St. Joseph Notre Dame graduate Cooper Teare traveled to Shoreline, Wash., to compete in one of the few track events before he heads off to enroll at the University of Oregon. 

Teare competed in the one-mile race at the Brooks PR invitational on Saturday, June 17. Teare finished in second place out of 12 competitors. He finished with a time of 4:02.56. 

Teare completed the distance about a half-second behind the first-place finisher Sam Worley from Comal Canyon High of New Braunfels, Tex. Worley, a future University of Texas Longhorn, crossed the finish line in a time of 4:02.04. 

Casey Clinger from American Fork High of Utah came in third place with a time of 4:02.90. He will attend Brigham Young University (BYU) this fall. His high school teammate Patrick Parker was fourth with a time of 4:03.67. He will also attend BYU this fall. Waleed Suliman from Douglas Freeman High of Richmond, Va., rounded out the top five with a time of 4:04.27. Suliman will attend Ole Miss University in the fall.

The event was one of Teare’s last attempts to run a mile under four minutes before he becomes a college athlete. His 4:02.56 time was his third-fastest one-mile time in the 2017 outdoor season. He ran the mile in 4:01.29 at the Sacramento Meet of Champions on April 29. He ran his personal record one-mile time of 4:00.16 at the Mt. San Antonio College Relays on April 15. Last year, Teare’s best one-mile outdoor time was 4:06.79 at the Nike Elite Camp in Eugene, Ore. on July 2, 2016.

The Brooks PR Invitational is a national event that brings together elite athletes from all over the country. Other events at the invitational include 100- and 400-meter races, 110-meter hurdles, a two-mile race and more.