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
|2||Easton Allred||12||Corner Canyon||4:14.78||1|
|3||Alex Harbertson||12||Corner Canyon||4:21.36||1|
|4||Zarek Proffit||12||Snow Canyon||4:22.22||1|
|5||Tim Bryan||11||Snow Canyon||4:22.97||1|
|7||Samuel Nelson||11||American Fork||4:24.66||1|
|9||Hunter Stucki||11||Desert Hills||4:29.95||1|