Boys 1600m, Heat 1: Thomas Boyden in 4:05.16

Before most of the track and field universe shut down this week due to fears of the coronavirus, a few teams in the state of Utah competed one last time at the Snow Canyon Invitational in St. George on Friday. 

By the weekend, Utah's state association also declared a pause, registering a postponement on all competition until March 29. 

But it was here where Skyline's Thomas Boyden was able to set a new Utah state record in the 1-mile with a time of 4:05.16, surpassing Casey Clinger's former mark of 4:06.22, which he set in 2017. 

A Stanford University recruit, Boyden's season-opening career best time was 15 seconds faster than his top time from 2019 (4:20.32).

And he's one of just seven athletes to run under 4:10 in Utah state history. 

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Utah Top 5 Milers In History


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Boys Mile Results From The Snow Canyon Invitational 

1Thomas Boyden12Skyline4:05.161
2Easton Allred12Corner Canyon4:14.781
3Alex Harbertson12Corner Canyon4:21.361
4Zarek Proffit12Snow Canyon4:22.221
5Tim Bryan11Snow Canyon4:22.971
6Logan Peel9Cedar4:23.851
7Samuel Nelson11American Fork4:24.661
8Daniel Larsen11Davis4:28.571
9Hunter Stucki11Desert Hills4:29.951
10Wyatt Teggins12Grantsville4:30.781