by Jeff Hollobaugh
Hasty Chasing 4:00
A week after his 4:03.26 at the Sander Invitational, Brodey Hasty came back to the same Armory track to race the open mile at the Millrose Games with one goal: sub‑4:00.
In a race won by Eric Avila’s 3:57.45, the Brentwood, Tennessee, senior came oh‑so‑close, coming back from 10th in the early going to finish 5th with a final 400 of 59.61.
He crossed the line at 4:00.05 to become the No. 3 prep ever indoors. En route he hit 3:43.74 to become No. 3 at 1500 as well.
“With the 4:03 earlier that week I knew I had the capability to do so and that I had some pretty OK workouts,” he said. “It was still early indoor season and I knew that my speed had maybe not fully developed.
“I knew that I was somewhere within that range and it was a possibility if I put my mind to it correctly and had a good race.”
Hasty, who did not run for his school in the cross country season, said it might happen in track. “I would be open to being on the school team but I will continue to train with [coach] Guy Avery. So it just depends on the school.”
He’s planning to run a distance medley at New Balance Nationals, “plus something else.”
For outdoors, where he was our No. 1 All‑America in the 2M last year, “I would like to go sub‑4. It’s just kind of a line that people put there, but it would be a fun thing for me to try to do.”