SWX - Johnston finishes 1600m in record time - SWX Right Now-Sports for Spokane, CdA, Tri-Cities, WA

High School Sports

Johnston finishes 1600m in record time

Posted: Updated:

Spokane native Ben Johnston, a senior at North Central High School, clocked the fastest time in the nation this season at the Shoreline Invitational on Saturday. Johnston ran the 1600m in 4 minutes, 6.54 seconds at the event at Shoreline Stadium in Seattle.

Johnston's finish time was good enough for both a school and a meet record. He eclipsed the record previously held by Auburn Riverside's Carl Moe of 4:10.90. His time on Saturday is believed to be the 10th-fastest in Washington state history.  Johnston was also named the track athlete of the meet.

Kenny Krotzer, from Auburn Riverside, came in second with a time of 4:07.24.

The state's top 1600m time is owned by Gerry Lindgren (Rogers HS, Spokane), who ran the race in 4:00.1. His time is converted from his mile time of 4:01.5 he ran in 1964 in Jamaica.

  • Prep SportsHigh SchoolMore>>

  • Tickets Available for Spokane Youth Sports Awards

    Tickets Available for Spokane Youth Sports Awards

    The 2018 Spokane Youth Sports Awards will begin on Wednesday, June 13 at the historic Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. Red carpet arrivals begin at 5pm, with the program beginning at 6pm.

    More >>

    The 2018 Spokane Youth Sports Awards will begin on Wednesday, June 13 at the historic Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. Red carpet arrivals begin at 5pm, with the program beginning at 6pm.

    More >>
  • Central Valley girls basketball team season in review

    Central Valley girls basketball team season in review

    We take a look back at Central Valley's season that saw the Bears not only reach historic heights, but also become one of the country's best girls basketball team:

    More >>

    We take a look back at Central Valley's season that saw the Bears not only reach historic heights, but also become one of the country's best girls basketball team:

    More >>
  • GSL announces scholar-athletes at the annual award luncheon

    GSL announces scholar-athletes at the annual award luncheon

    A total of 21 student-athletes were honored ThursdayA total of 21 student-athletes were honored Thursday
    A total of 21 student-athletes were honored ThursdayA total of 21 student-athletes were honored Thursday

    Each year the GSL recognizes students who excel in the classroom, community and athletics.  A male and female student is recognized from each school.

    More >>

    Each year the GSL recognizes students who excel in the classroom, community and athletics.  A male and female student is recognized from each school.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 SWXRN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.