Parker Wolfe Runs 4:06.17 1,600 Colorado Record

Parker Wolfe has been in the headlines a lot lately, and it's been deserving -- he did just claim the Gatorade National "Player" Of The Year a few weeks ago (in addition to his Colorado honors.)

And while it's the first official week of the 2021 outdoor track and field season in Colorado, Wolfe has already claimed another Colorado state record.

The Cherry Creek senior added the coveted 1,600 state record to his resume, running 4:06.17 at the Centennial League Qualifier #1 B in Centennial, Colo. Saturday morning. 

Meet Results

The 1,600 state record comes in addition to his 14:30 Colorado soil record that he ran last fall. 

Wolfe's 4:06.17 *officially* took down the late Rich Martinez's previous record of 4:10.98, which turned 40 last year. It was the second-longest standing record in the CHSAA record books

Editor's Note: Cole Sprout *unofficially* ran 4:07.2 last spring.

The future North Carolina Tar Heel previously owned a 4:19.59 Colorado best from his sophomore year. Last year he ran 4:16.61 for a full mile in Arizona. 

Needless to say, Wolfe's time is a Colorado No. 1, and currently ranks No. 2 nationally - without an altitude conversion. 

As impressive as his time was, add that it was run at around 5,636 feet. The NCAA's altitude conversion for the 1,500 at Denver's altitude of 5,279 is around six-and-a-half seconds. 

This puts his performance within range of the magical Sub-4 mile at sea-level...