Alumni Report: Former St. Ignatius Ace Jack Keelan Breaks 4:00 For The Mile

Former Chicago (St. Ignatius) superstar Jack Keelan breaks 4:00 for the mile (Stanford University photo)


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Jack Keelan became the 17th runner in Stanford history and the 479th American to break four minutes in the mile.

Keelan ran 3:59.62 on Saturday night to earn a dramatic victory at the Penn State National Open indoor track and field meet on the 200-meter Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track. Keelan's fastest previous mile was 4:06.25, run indoors in 2015.

A specialist at the longer distances - he was fourth in the Pac-12 10,000 meters last spring - Keelan proved he has speed. He ran a sub-4 1,600 split to anchor the distance medley relay on Friday and returned 20 hours later to run the invitational mile.

Keelan tucked into fourth place on the opening laps as Penn State's Brad Rivera acted as a pacesetter, and slipped into third when Rivera stepped off the track. With the pace even at about 30 seconds per lap, Keelan passed Binghamton's Eric Holt with just over two laps to go, and crept onto the heels of Penn State alum Robbie Creese, the 2015 Big Ten indoor mile champ.

Keelan tried to make a move on the penultimate backstretch and went outside on the final turn. Though Creese held him off briefly, Keelan continued to grind and passed Creese in the final 10 meters to win.

Keelan becomes the fourth on the Stanford team to run sub-4, joining Sean McGorty, Tom Coyle, and Grant Fisher. He also is No. 4 on Stanford's all-time indoor performer's list for a regulation, or non-oversized, track.

===================================================================================


January 22, 2017 - January 28, 2017

A-State Invitational

January 27, 2017 through January 28, 2017 in Jonesboro, AR

55 Meter Hurdles

55 Meter Dash

High Jump

High Jump

Long Jump

Long Jump

Triple Jump

adidas Classic

January 28, 2017 in Lincoln, NE

200 Meter Dash

200 Meter Dash

3,000 Meter Run

3,000 Meter Run

400 Meter Dash

600 Meter Run

60 Meter Hurdles

One Mile Run

Black & Gold Premier

January 27, 2017 through January 28, 2017 in Iowa City, IA

200 Meter Dash

200 Meter Dash

3,000 Meter Run

3,000 Meter Run

400 Meter Dash

400 Meter Dash

600 Meter Run

600 Meter Run

60 Meter Hurdles

60 Meter Hurdles

60 Meter Dash

60 Meter Dash

800 Meter Run

800 Meter Run

Discus

High Jump

High Jump

Long Jump

Long Jump

One Mile Run

One Mile Run

Pentathlon

Pole Vault

Pole Vault

Shot Put

Shot Put

Triple Jump

Triple Jump

Weight Throw

Weight Throw

Cedarville Collegiate Invitational

January 27, 2017 in Cedarville, OH

3,000 Meter Run

55 Meter Hurdles

55 Meter Dash

High Jump

One Mile Run

Darius Dixon Memorial

January 27, 2017 through January 28, 2017 in Lynchburg, VA

1,000 Meter Run

200 Meter Dash

200 Meter Dash

60 Meter Hurdles

60 Meter Dash

60 Meter Dash

High Jump

Pole Vault

Emory CrossPlex Invitational

January 22, 2017 in Birmingham, AL

200 Meter Dash

3,000 Meter Run

400 Meter Dash

5,000 Meter Run

60 Meter Dash

One Mile Run

EMU Tri

January 28, 2017 in Ypsilanti, MI

200 Meter Dash

60 Meter Hurdles

60 Meter Dash

60 Meter Dash

High Jump

Long Jump

Long Jump

One Mile Run

Pole Vault

Triple Jump

Engineer Invitational

January 28, 2017 in Terre Haute, IN

200 Meter Dash

200 Meter Dash

400 Meter Dash

400 Meter Dash

5,000 Meter Run

5,000 Meter Run

60 Meter Hurdles

60 Meter Hurdles

60 Meter Dash

800 Meter Run

800 Meter Run

High Jump

High Jump

Long Jump

One Mile Run

One Mile Run

Pole Vault

Pole Vault

Shot Put

Triple Jump

Triple Jump

Weight Throw

Findlay Classic

January 27, 2017 through January 28, 2017 in Findlay, OH

200 Meter Dash

200 Meter Dash

3,000 Meter Run

60 Meter Hurdles

800 Meter Run

800 Meter Run

Heptathlon

High Jump

Long Jump

One Mile Run

Shot Put

Weight Throw

Fred Wilt Memorial Invitational

January 28, 2017 in Lafayette, IN

200 Meter Dash

200 Meter Dash

3,000 Meter Run

400 Meter Dash

400 Meter Dash

60 Meter Hurdles

60 Meter Hurdles

60 Meter Dash

60 Meter Dash

800 Meter Run

High Jump

Long Jump

Long Jump

One Mile Run

One Mile Run

Shot Put

Triple Jump

Weight Throw

Hilltop Invitational

January 28, 2017 in Mt. Vernon, IA

200 Meter Dash

400 Meter Dash

60 Meter Hurdles

60 Meter Dash

60 Meter Dash

800 Meter Run

High Jump

Long Jump

One Mile Run

One Mile Run

Shot Put

Triple Jump

Weight Throw

Indiana Relays

January 27, 2017 through January 28, 2017 in Bloomington, IN

1,000 Meter Run

200 Meter Dash

200 Meter Dash

3,000 Meter Run

3,000 Meter Run

400 Meter Dash

400 Meter Dash

5,000 Meter Run

5,000 Meter Run

600 Meter Run

600 Meter Run

60 Meter Hurdles

60 Meter Hurdles

60 Meter Dash

60 Meter Dash

800 Meter Run

800 Meter Run

Heptathlon

High Jump

High Jump

Long Jump

Long Jump

One Mile Run

One Mile Run

Pole Vault

Pole Vault

Shot Put

Shot Put

Triple Jump

Triple Jump

Weight Throw

Weight Throw

Jack Jennett Invite

January 26, 2017 through January 27, 2017 in Cedar Falls, IA

200 Meter Dash

200 Meter Dash

3,000 Meter Run

400 Meter Dash

600 Meter Run

60 Meter Hurdles

60 Meter Dash

800 Meter Run

High Jump

Long Jump

Long Jump

One Mile Run

One Mile Run

Pole Vault

Shot Put

Triple Jump

Triple Jump

Weight Throw

Jack Johnson Invitational

January 27, 2017 through January 28, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN

200 Meter Dash

200 Meter Dash

3,000 Meter Run

3,000 Meter Run

400 Meter Dash

60 Meter Hurdles

60 Meter Dash

60 Meter Dash

800 Meter Run

800 Meter Run

High Jump

Long Jump

One Mile Run

One Mile Run

Pole Vault

Pole Vault

Shot Put

Shot Put

Triple Jump

Triple Jump

Weight Throw

Weight Throw

Jayhawk Classic

January 27, 2017 through January 28, 2017 in Lawrence, KS

1,000 Meter Run

200 Meter Dash

200 Meter Dash

3,000 Meter Run

400 Meter Dash

60 Meter Hurdles

800 Meter Run

High Jump

Long Jump

Pentathlon

Shot Put

Shot Put

Weight Throw

Weight Throw

Leonard Squig Converse Invitational

January 27, 2017 through January 28, 2017 in Whitewater, WI

200 Meter Dash

3,000 Meter Run

400 Meter Dash

5,000 Meter Run

60 Meter Hurdles

60 Meter Dash

800 Meter Run

High Jump

Long Jump

One Mile Run

Pole Vault

Shot Put

Triple Jump

Weight Throw

Mark Messersmith Invitational

January 28, 2017 in Cedar Falls, IA

3,000 Meter Run

3,000 Meter Run

400 Meter Dash

60 Meter Hurdles

800 Meter Run

800 Meter Run

High Jump

High Jump

Long Jump

Long Jump

One Mile Run

Shot Put

Triple Jump

Weight Throw

Mike Lints Open

January 28, 2017 in Allendale Charter Township, MI

200 Meter Dash

200 Meter Dash

3,000 Meter Run

3,000 Meter Run

400 Meter Dash

400 Meter Dash

5,000 Meter Run

5,000 Meter Run

600 Meter Run

600 Meter Run

60 Meter Hurdles

60 Meter Hurdles

60 Meter Dash

60 Meter Dash

800 Meter Run

800 Meter Run

High Jump

High Jump

Long Jump

Long Jump

One Mile Run

One Mile Run

Pole Vault

Pole Vault

Shot Put

Shot Put

Triple Jump

Triple Jump

Weight Throw

Weight Throw

Minnesota State Open & Multi

January 27, 2017 through January 28, 2017 in Mankato, MN

1,000 Meter Run

200 Meter Dash

400 Meter Dash

60 Meter Hurdles

60 Meter Dash

60 Meter Dash

Heptathlon

High Jump

Long Jump

Pole Vault

Shot Put

Penn State National

January 27, 2017 through January 28, 2017 in University Park, PA

3,000 Meter Run

60 Meter Hurdles

800 Meter Run

High Jump

Long Jump

One Mile Run

Pittsburg State Invitational

January 28, 2017 in Pittsburg, KS

200 Meter Dash

3,000 Meter Run

5,000 Meter Run

60 Meter Dash

Long Jump

One Mile Run

One Mile Run

Shot Put

Weight Throw

Principia Relays

January 28, 2017 in Elsah, IL

1,000 Meter Run

200 Meter Dash

200 Meter Dash

3,000 Meter Run

3,000 Meter Run

300 Meter Dash

300 Meter Dash

5,000 Meter Run

5,000 Meter Run

500 Meter Dash

500 Meter Dash

60 Meter Hurdles

60 Meter Hurdles

60 Meter Dash

60 Meter Dash

800 Meter Run

Heptathlon

High Jump

High Jump

Long Jump

Long Jump

One Mile Run

One Mile Run

Pentathlon

Pole Vault

Shot Put

Shot Put

Triple Jump

Triple Jump

Weight Throw

Weight Throw

Puma Indoor Invitational

January 28, 2017 in , AZ

200 Meter Dash

400 Meter Dash

60 Meter Hurdles

60 Meter Dash

800 Meter Run

Long Jump

Pole Vault

Shot Put

Triple Jump

Weight Throw

Razorback Team Invitational

January 27, 2017 through January 28, 2017 in Fayetteville, AR

200 Meter Dash

200 Meter Dash

3,000 Meter Run

400 Meter Dash

400 Meter Dash

60 Meter Dash

800 Meter Run

High Jump

High Jump

Pentathlon

Shot Put

Triple Jump

St. Olaf Invitational

January 27, 2017 in Northfield, MN

3,000 Meter Run

400 Meter Dash

800 Meter Run

800 Meter Run

One Mile Run

One Mile Run

Shot Put

Weight Throw

SVSU Jet's Pizza Invitational

January 27, 2017 through January 28, 2017 in University Center, MI

200 Meter Dash

3,000 Meter Run

3,000 Meter Run

400 Meter Dash

400 Meter Dash

5,000 Meter Run

800 Meter Run

800 Meter Run

Long Jump

Shot Put

Triple Jump

Weight Throw

Tadd Metzger Invitational

January 27, 2017 in Kenosha, WI

1,000 Meter Run

1,000 Meter Run

200 Meter Dash

200 Meter Dash

3,000 Meter Run

3,000 Meter Run

400 Meter Dash

400 Meter Dash

5,000 Meter Run

5,000 Meter Run

55 Meter Hurdles

55 Meter Hurdles

55 Meter Dash

55 Meter Dash

600 Meter Run

600 Meter Run

800 Meter Run

800 Meter Run

High Jump

High Jump

Long Jump

Long Jump

One Mile Run

One Mile Run

Pentathlon

Pole Vault

Pole Vault

Shot Put

Shot Put

Triple Jump

Triple Jump

Weight Throw

Weight Throw

Terrier Classic

January 28, 2017 in Boston, MA

3,000 Meter Run

400 Meter Dash

500 Meter Dash

One Mile Run

Shot Put

Thundering Herd Invitational

January 27, 2017 through January 28, 2017 in Huntington, WV

200 Meter Dash

3,000 Meter Run

400 Meter Dash

400 Meter Dash

60 Meter Hurdles

60 Meter Dash

High Jump

One Mile Run

One Mile Run

Pole Vault

Shot Put

Shot Put

Triple Jump

Weight Throw

Weight Throw

Titan Open

January 28, 2017 in Bloomington, il

200 Meter Dash

200 Meter Dash

3,000 Meter Run

3,000 Meter Run

400 Meter Dash

400 Meter Dash

5,000 Meter Run

60 Meter Hurdles

60 Meter Hurdles

60 Meter Dash

60 Meter Dash

800 Meter Run

800 Meter Run

High Jump

High Jump

Long Jump

Long Jump

One Mile Run

One Mile Run

Pole Vault

Shot Put

Shot Put

Triple Jump

Triple Jump

Weight Throw

Weight Throw

Tom Hathaway Distance Carnival

January 27, 2017 through January 28, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN

200 Meter Dash

200 Meter Dash

3,000 Meter Run

3,000 Meter Run

400 Meter Dash

400 Meter Dash

600 Meter Run

60 Meter Dash

800 Meter Run

800 Meter Run

Long Jump

One Mile Run

One Mile Run

Shot Put

Triple Jump

Weight Throw

Weight Throw

Tufts Stampede

January 27, 2017 in Medford, MA

200 Meter Dash

3,000 Meter Run

400 Meter Dash

Long Jump

Triple Jump

UW-Parkside Green and White Invitational

January 28, 2017 in Parkside, WI

200 Meter Dash

200 Meter Dash

3,000 Meter Run

3,000 Meter Run

400 Meter Dash

400 Meter Dash

55 Meter Hurdles

55 Meter Dash

55 Meter Dash

800 Meter Run

800 Meter Run

High Jump

Long Jump

Long Jump

One Mile Run

One Mile Run

Shot Put

Shot Put

Triple Jump

Weight Throw

Comments