Monday Morning Recap: Culpepper Goes Sub 4

This 'Monday Morning Recap' will look and feel a bit different - for a few reasons.

1. It's not like there are a million meets going on every weekend, because the indoor season is pretty minimal across the country. And B. I've included the Alumni Report into it since college competition is well underway, and quite a few former Colorado track and field stars have been shining bright on the collegiate scene lately.

For starters - Cruz Culpepper

After coming Oh So Close to breaking the 4 minute barrier in the mile twice last year, he finally achieved the feat as a freshman at the University of Washington in his first race of 2021. Culpepper ran 3:59.53 at the UW Preview. The time currently ranks him No. 6 nationally in Division 1. 

The performance made Cruz and his father (Alan) the fifth US father-son duo to run sub-4 in the mile.

Among a few big highlights from the collegiate ranks included Lauren Gregory, who ran 4:35 in the mile at the Razorback Invitational. The time is currently the No. 1 time nationally in Division 1. 

Likewise, Anna Hall tallied 4,590 points in the Pentathlon at the Razorback Invitational - that ranks her No. 2 in the country.

Emily Sloan dropped a new personal best in the 60 hurdles - the Oregon sophomore ran 8.16 for a the seventh-fastest time in Division 1.

Meanwhile, Broomfield alumni Sydney Holiday ran 6.97 in the 55 as an unattached athlete at the Weber State Invite.

Among high schoolers, Brennan Draper and Olivia Krueger were the highlights of the weekend. Draper - the Chaparral freshman - dropped a 9:26 2-mile at The 575 Showdown! That's currently the fastest time in the country by a freshmen in the event. Meanwhile, Krueger opened her year with a 5:18 mile clocking at the meet.

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