Standout Runner Cooper Teare ’17 Wins Double National Titles | Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School


Standout Runner Cooper Teare ’17 Wins Double National Titles

SJND’s standout runner and University of Oregon-commit Cooper Teare ’17 captured two national races in New York and Texas last month, further sealing his name as one of the country’s most elite runners.

Teare first won the New Balance Indoor National one-mile men’s competition on Saturday, March 12 in New York with a time of 4:06.60. His time is the second-fastest one mile time in California interscholastic history, trailing only a 1976 time of 4:02. He finished ahead of 29 other competitors.

Watch the race and interview footage here

Cooper stands atop the podium after the New Balance Indoor Competition in New York.


Only one week after winning the National Indoor Mile, Cooper traveled to the Texas Distance Festival in Southlake, Texas and won the Outdoor 5K in a flying time of 14:13. This race included 10 of the top elite high school distance runners in the country. In a field of national all-stars, Cooper ran away in a thunderous final lap to drop a nation-best 14:13, which became the fastest high school boys 5K since 2013 and the No. 4 time in California history. He shaved 25 seconds off his previous best time in the event.

View the race report and interview footage here