Feb. 11, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio. – Ohio State men’s track and field senior Chris Fallon joined the elite group of men in the sub 4:00 mile club, Friday at the Tyson Invitational.

Fallon became the Buckeye’s fourth member of OSU’s indoor sub 4:00 mile club while in Fayetteville, Ark. His time of 3:59.37 ranks fourth in school history behind former Buckeye All-Americans Rob Myers, Jeff See and Cory Leslie.

“This is a pretty special time for Chris,” Brice Allen, distance coach for the Buckeyes said. “He is just the 290th American to ever break the 4-minute mile and his time is currently the 12th best in the country. Those are both very special accomplishments and we are proud of Chris.”

His time at the Tyson Invite marked the second-consecutive week of setting a personal-record in the event. At the Meyo Invitational, Feb. 1-2, he ran a then personal best time of 4:02.01. Fallon joins a prestigious group of Americans as the 290th male to break the four minute barrier in the event.

Ohio State is back in action Friday, Feb. 15, competing in the Buckeye Tune-Up at French Field House.