UVA’s Jack Eliason runs a 4-minute mile
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Crozet’s Jack Eliason broke the 4-minute mile barrier for the first time in his career on Sunday. The UVA student did it at Lannigan Field in the Virginia High Performance running 3:59:64.
Eliason is the seventh current UVA runner to run a mile in under 4 minutes, joining Conor Murphy, Gary Martin, James Donahue, Nate Mountain, Wes Porter, and Yasin Sado.
“It was awesome, it was surreal. At first I wasn’t quite sure if I had done it, and then when I saw the fans raise their hands, I said, ‘We got it.’ It was awesome, it’s a testament to all my coaches helping me out through all these years to get me to this point,” Eliason said.
The UVA track team competes next week at the ACC Outdoor Championships in Raleigh.
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