A few weeks ago this guy from Archbishop Wood became the first high schooler in Pennsylvania history to run a mile in under four minutes.
Fast forward to Memorial Day weekend and Gary Martin is killing it again:
He’s not in my coverage area, but when you see something this impressive, you just have to tweet it. Archbishop Wood’s Gary Martin sets a PIAA record in the Boys’ 1600 with a time of 4:01.56. Butler’s CJ Singleton gave him a challenge for a few laps. An overall excellent race. pic.twitter.com/Qd3rzwjpAI
— Noah Hiles (@_NoahHiles) May 27, 2022
State records, PIAA records, etc. What other records can Martin break?
According to the PennTrackXC Twitter account, “Gary’s time of 4:01.56 breaks the PIAA record of 4:07.32 set by Drew Magaha back in 2011!” That’s crazy. Get Gary on the FOX 29 morning show. Let him ring the bell and throw out the first pitch. This dude is on fire.
Looks like he’s going to run for UVA at the next level. Get him on Chris Long’s podcast:
I am incredibly excited to announce my commitment to the University of Virginia. A huge thank you goes out to my family, friends, teammates, coaches, and everyone else who has supported me throughout this process. See you all in Charlottesville and #GoHoos! ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/wYVRRqSVBG
— Gary Martin (@gary_martin20) September 6, 2021