Ann Arbor teen sets a US indoor mile record at weekend race

Skyline High School students sets new record

Hobbs Kessler (Ann Arbor, Michigan), a Michigan high schooler who set a national prep record with his 3:57.66, taking down Drew Hunter’s previous record of 3:57.81 from 2016. (USATF)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A teenager from Michigan set a record for the fastest indoor mile by a high school runner, USA Track & Field said.

Hobbs Kessler finished in 3:57.66 Sunday at the American Track League meet in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USATF said.

Kessler, a student at Skyline High School in Ann Arbor, beat the previous record of 3:57.81 set by Drew Hunter in 2016.

Kessler finished third in the race behind former Olympian Nick Willis and winner Takieddine Hedeilli of Texas Tech.

Kessler, who plans to run at Northern Arizona, finished second in the Michigan cross country championship last fall.