Another day, another milestone for Gary Martin. And this one was a biggie.
The Archbishop Wood High School senior ran a sub-four minute mile Saturday at the Catholic League championships at Cardinal O'Hara.
After just missing the milestone at the Penn Relays, he ran Saturday's race at 3:57.98. It was the 20th time a high school runner accomplished the feat, and his time was the sixth fastest ever for a high school student. Overall, he was the 14th runner to break the four-minute mark and it was the fastest time in state history. It was the first in the state to break the 4-minute mark.
Martin has been breaking records all year, beginning in cross country, and continuing during the indoor and outdoor seasons.
Last week Martin broke the state record in the 3,200-meter run, posting a 8:41.57 mark to break Robert DiDonato’s record of 8:44.98 set at this meet last year.
The University of Virginia signee will have more chances to smash records at the state meet.
Martin also took first in the 800m in a meet-record time of 1:51.29.
This article originally appeared on Bucks County Courier Times: Archbishop Wood senior Gary Martin breaks 4-minute barrier in mile run