Sub-4 The New Standard For New York's Male Milers In College

It's been a busy year for NY Alum, as a full slate of Indoor opportunities once again has given rise to several new Sub-4 Minute Milers.

It's the magic mark known across the sport, and within the culture at large. "What's your mile time?" is a question that has kept the odd distance on the books, despite the rest of the sport converting to meters years ago.

It's now 2022, and three athletes are joining the pantheon of New York-born runners who have been granted access to the exclusive club. Aidan Ryan brings a special flair to his performance, setting the D3 Collegiate Record in the event in January.  Matt Payamps had one of the strongest debuts up in Boston ever, leading Robert Becker under the mark as well, in the same race.

And then there are more knocking on the door behind them.

With three single additions in the same year, it's already been one of the strongest. But opportunities for additions last all the way through December, and we can expect much more to come. Tune in to MileSplit to follow all the action yearlong.


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

2022 Watchlist

Gavin Gaynor (NC State)Saratoga4:00.222022

Alex Rizzo (Navy)Bronxville4:00.842022

Michael Danzi (Columbia)Smithtown West4:04.842022
#Sub-4 List

53Matthew Payamps (St. Anthony's)Saint Anthony's3:55.532022
52Robert Becker (Stony Brook)Kingston3:58.982022
51Aidan Ryan (Williams)Trinity School3:56.882022
50Brian Crimmins (Unattached)Horseheads3:58.732021
49Dan Schaffer (Binghmaton)Maine-Endwell3:58.442021
48Parker Stokes (Georgetown)Maine-Endwell3:59.892021
47Victor Palumbo (Central Park TC)Eastchester3:58.792020
46Eric Holt (Garden State TC)Carmel3:58.882019
45Aidan Tooker (Syracuse)Saratoga3:59.39i2019
44Louis Serafini (Tracksmith Hare AC)Niskayuna3:59.33i2018
43Mikey Brannigan (New York AC)Northport3:57.582016
42James Gowans (Cornell)Mexico3:58.24i2016
41Ryan Manahan (Georgetown)Marcellus3:58.57i2015
40Martin Hehir (Syracuse)Washingtonville3:59.81i2015
39Steve Mangan (Boston AA)Honeoye Falls-Lima3:58.24i2015
38Thomas Awad (Penn)Chaminade3:58.342014
37Jesse Garn (Binghamton)Marcellus3:59.37i2014
36Chad Noelle (Oregon)Greene3:59.57i2013
35Alex Hatz (Wisconsin)Fayetteville-Manlius3:58.68i2012
34Kyle Heath (unattached)Victor3:59.83i2010
33Kyle Merber (Columbia)Half Hollow Hills East3:58.52i2010
32Erik van Ingen (Binghamton)Marathon3:59.58i2010
31Lopez Lomong (Nike)Tully3:53.972008
30Jason Jabaut (Nike Farm Team)Seton - 73:59.072008
29Josh McDougal (Liberty)Home-Schooled3:57.462007
28Elliott Blount (Nike Farm Team)Freeport3:59.61i2006
27Anthony Famiglietti (adidas)Pathogue-Medford3:58.232005
26Jonathon Riley (Stanford)Skaneateles3:58.72i1999
25Karl Paranya (Haverford)Sidney3:57.61997
24Tom Nohilly (Reebok East)Monsignor McClancy3:59.751995
23Brad Sumner (NYAC)McQuaid Jesuit3:59.111995
22Benny McIntosh (Asics)Auburn3:58.251994
21John Trautmann (Georgetown)Monroe-Woodbury3:58.52i1991
20Charles Marsala (Nike Indiana)New Dorp3:58.73i1991
19Bill Rathbun (Boston AA)Nottingham3:59.94i1991
18Marty Hemsley (adidas)Mt. St. Michael3:59.701986
17Mike Stahr (New York Pioneers)Carmel3:58.79i1986
16Vince Draddy (Virginia)Iona Prep3:58.2i1982
15John Gregorek (Georgetown)St. Anthony's3:57.101981
14Mike Wyatt (Philadelphia Pioneers)St. Joe's Buffalo3:58.01980
13Mark Belger (Athletic Attic)Mepham3:58.41979
12Ross Donoghue (St John's)Bishop Cunningham3:58.01979
11Craig Masback (Oxbridge)White Plains3:59.61978
10Don Paige (Villanova)Baldwinsville3:58.101978
9Tony Colon (Team Puerto Rico)Power3:56.41975
8Matt Centrowitz (New York AC)Power3:59.21975
7Denis Fikes (Penn)Rice HS3:55.01974
6Karl Thornton (Penn)Binghamton3:57.91974
5Dick Buerkle (New York AC)Aquinas3:58.01973
4Charlie McMullen (Missouri)Spencerport3:59.71973
3Barry Brown (Florida TC)Colonie3:58.81973
2Byron Dyce (Team Jamaica)Erasmus Hall HS3:59.61971
1Brian Kivlan (Manhattan)Trinity School3:57.41968