Big River Race Management Times Two National Records at HOKA Festival of Miles

June 4, 2024

US Girls High School Outdoor Mile Record Broken Twice in Ten Minutes

ST. LOUIS (June 4, 2024)/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Big River Race Management timed back-to-back national high school records at HOKA Festival of Miles while providing in-depth timing services for the track meet nationally renowned for its fast times on Thursday, May 30, 2024. Allie Zealand a senior from Pacers Homeschool (VA) won the HOKA High School Girls Championship Mile in 4:30.38 – a new US high school outdoor mile record. About 10 minutes later, Sadie Engelhardt, a junior from Ventura High School (CA), crossed the finish line of the Drury Women’s Mile in 4:28.46, taking back the national record and became the first high school girl to run under 4:30 outdoors in the mile. In addition, Big River Race Management timed its eighth sub-4 minute mile run by a US high school boy when Drew Griffith, a senior from Butler Senior High (PA) ran a US #1 (3:57.72) in the HOKA High School Boys Championship Mile.

Big River Race Management, a long-time partner of Festival of Miles Foundation, provided a full slate of timing services for this high-level meet including synchronized split clocks every 100m around the track, multiple video boards displaying live splits and results, integration with the Runnerspace live broadcast, official 1500m and 1600m splits en route and live and immediate online results.

“When you are putting on an event as complicated and multi-layered as HOKA Festival of Miles, it’s imperative to have partners like Big River Race Management who are competent and easy to work with,” said Katie Sutton, board president, Festival of Miles Foundation. “Athletes who participate in Festival of Miles and spectators, both at the event and watching the livestream at home, expect accurate and immediate times and results and Big River Race Management delivers.”

Festival of Miles Foundation’s mission is to promote the sport of track and field and give back to athletes in need. HOKA Festival of Miles is a charity track meet featuring 3 hours of non-stop action with youth and middle school races, high school races showcasing some of the nation’s top talent and pro races featuring Olympic level athletes. Each year proceeds from ticket sales go to an athlete in need.

About Big River Race Management: Big River Race Management, with offices in St. Louis and New York, provides full-service race organization, planning, management and timing through a relationship-focused approach, cutting-edge technology, world class customer service and an elevated participant experience. Big River Race Management works with premier road races and track and cross country meets across the country, providing timing and management services for more than 300 running, cycling, triathlon and scholastic events each year. www.brrm.com

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