A Brief Look At Every New York Sub-4 Miler Ever

Despite the pandemic, despite it being December, New York saw it's latest addition to the Sub-4 Miler List in the month of December. Not only was it the only December Sub-4 Mile on our list, it was the first ever Outdoor Sub-4 Mile in US History for the month of December.

The mark was achieved by Victor Palumbo, formerly of Eastchester High School, who will be competing in this weekend's New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on Staten Island. A 2011 High School graduate, he headed to Hofstra University with a 4:20.86 personal best, as well as a 9:09.47 for the 3200m. He finished second at the Section 1 State Qualifier his Spring of Senior Year in both events, opting to contest the 3200m, where he finished 27th.

At Hofstra, Palumbo had gotten his Indoor down to 4:02, while also regularly competing on their squads 4x400m Relay. After graduation, Palumbo moved on to the Central Park Track Club.


After careful research, we believe this list to be 95% complete.  If you note an athlete we left off, please reach out and let us know at kbrazeil@milesplit.com.

Victor Palumbo (Central Park TC)Eastchester3:58.79ColumbiaDecember 122020
Eric Holt (Garden State TC)Carmel3:58.88MonmouthAugust 12019
Aidan Tooker (Syracuse)Saratoga3:59.39iBostonJanuary 262019
Louis Serafini (Tracksmith Hare AC)Niskayuna3:59.33iBostonFebruary 252018
Mikey Brannigan (New York AC)Northport3:57.58RaleighAugust 052016
James Gowans (Cornell)Mexico3:58.24iNew YorkFebruary 122016
Ryan Manahan (Georgetown)Marcellus3:58.57iBostonFebruary 142015
Martin Hehir (Syracuse)Washingtonville3:59.81iUniversity ParkJanuary 312015
Steve Mangan (Boston AA)Honeoye Falls-Lima3:58.24iBostonFebruary 142015
Thomas Awad (Penn)Chaminade3:58.34PhiladelphiaApril 262014
Jesse Garn (Binghamton)Marcellus3:59.37iBostonMarch 022014
Chad Noelle (Oregon)Greene3:59.57iSeattleFebruary 092013
Alex Hatz (Wisconsin)Fayetteville-Manlius3:58.68iFayettevilleFebruary 112012
Kyle Heath (unattached)Victor3:59.83iNew YorkMarch 052010
Kyle Merber (Columbia)Half Hollow Hills East3:58.52iNew YorkMarch 052010
Erik van Ingen (Binghamton)Marathon3:59.58iUniversity ParkJanuary 302010
Lopez Lomong (Nike)Tully3:53.97EugeneJune 082008
Jason Jabaut (Nike Farm Team)Seton - 73:59.07BeavertonMay 042008
Josh McDougal (Liberty)Home-Schooled3:57.46LynchburgMarch 312007
Elliott Blount (Nike Farm Team)Freeport3:59.61iSeattleJanuary 142006
Anthony Famiglietti (adidas)Pathogue-Medford3:58.23NashvilleJune 042005
Jonathon Riley (Stanford)Skaneateles3:58.72iAmesFebruary 061999
Karl Paranya (Haverford)Sidney3:57.6HaverfordMay 141997
Tom Nohilly (Reebok East)Monsignor McClancy3:59.75PhiladelphiaApril 291995
Brad Sumner (NYAC)McQuaid Jesuit3:59.11PhiladelphiaApril 291995
Benny McIntosh (Asics)Auburn3:58.25EugeneJune 041994
John Trautmann (Georgetown)Monroe-Woodbury3:58.52iIndianapolisMarch 091991
Charles Marsala (Nike Indiana)New Dorp3:58.73iBostonFebruary 161991
Bill Rathbun (Boston AA)Nottingham3:59.94iBostonFebruary 161991
Marty Hemsley (adidas)Mt. St. Michael3:59.70EugeneMay 171986
Mike Stahr (New York Pioneers)Carmel3:58.79iAllstonJanuary 261986
Vince Draddy (Virginia)Iona Prep3:58.2iBostonFebruary 131982
John Gregorek (Georgetown)St. Anthony's3:57.10VillanovaMay 301981
Mike Wyatt (Philadelphia Pioneers)St. Joe's Buffalo3:58.0PhiladelphiaMay 181980
Mark Belger (Athletic Attic)Mepham3:58.4BerkeleyJune 091979
Ross Donoghue (St John's)Bishop Cunningham3:58.0PiscatawayJune 231979
Craig Masback (Oxbridge)White Plains3:59.6OxfordJune 171978
Don Paige (Villanova)Baldwinsville3:58.10WestwoodMay 071978
Tony Colon (Team Puerto Rico)Power3:56.4PonceAugust 161975
Matt Centrowitz (New York AC)Power3:59.2ModestoMay 241975
Denis Fikes (Penn)Rice HS3:55.0PhiladelphiaApril 271974
Karl Thornton (Penn)Binghamton3:57.9PhiladelphiaApril 271974
Dick Buerkle (New York AC)Aquinas3:58.0GainesvilleJune 041973
Charlie McMullen (Missouri)Spencerport3:59.7East LansingMay 261973
Barry Brown (Florida TC)Colonie3:58.8GainesvilleMay 131973
Byron Dyce (Team Jamaica)Erasmus Hall HS3:59.6PhiladelphiaMay 151971
Brian Kivlan (Manhattan)Trinrity School3:57.4PhiladelphiaJune 11968