Watch the boys mile race above! 3:20 into the video is the bell where you can see his kick to win.
Sean Dolan of Hopewell Valley, coming off a red hot indoor season, used a huge final quarter to rally for the victory in the mile in a personal best 4:14.37 at Friday's adidas Raleigh Relays on the Paul Derr Track on the campus of North Carolina State University.
With the victory, Dolan automatically qualified for the High School Dream Mile at the adidas Boost Boston Games on May 19 at the Henry G. Steinbrenner Stadium on the campus of MIT in Cambridge, Mass.
|1||Sean Dolan||11||Hopewell Valley HS||4:14.37|
|2||Ian Delgado||12||Green Hope||4:15.10|
|3||Kyle Durham||11||Weddington High School||4:18.30|
|4||Matthias Cannon*||12||Deep Run||4:19.18|
|5||Ares Epps||12||Green Hope||4:19.36|
Dolan, a junior, was in second place at the bell, but threw down a 57.76 final quarter mile and overtook Ian Delgado of Green Hope in Cary, N.C. with 50 meters left to rally for the win. Delgado wound up second in 4:15.10. Dolan's splits were 65.75, 2:11.57 and 3:16.62 before he cranked out his sub 58 final lap.
Dolan's 4:14.37 is a school record and chopped more than two seconds off his previous PR of 4:16.68, which he ran to place fourth at the Millrose Games Trials in January. Dolan's sensational indoor season also included a NJ #2 and US #5 1:51.77 in the 800 when he placed fourth at the New Balance Nationals, a NJ #1 and US #13 2:28.81 in 1,000, and he ran on Hopewell Valley's 4x800 relay that ran 7:57.34 to finish first at the Meet of Champions.
Here is an interview with Dolan, though the audio didn't come through very well.