What's Next for Andrew Jordan? The Brooks PR Invitational 2-Mile.

Andrew Jordan is set to run in the Brooks PR Invitational 2-Mile on Saturday in Washington.   Here is a look at what he has accomplished thus far in his HS career and a realistic look at what you might see from him in the 2-Mile this upcoming weekend.  

(photo M. Stonecipher)

Andrew Jordan has grown from a 35th in the D1 State XC Meet in 2013 with a time of 16:12.21 to the State champion in 2016 with a time of 15:16.60.   He went on last Fall to run 6th at the Foot Locker Nationals with a time of 15:15.60.

Indoors in the 3,200 he is a two time D1 OATCCC Champion, running 9:17.47 in 2015 and 9:03.68 in 2016.  He also ran an 8:54.82 at the MileSplit Scholastic Showcase, shattering the All-Time Ohio Indoor 3,200 record of 9:06.49 run by Chardon's Nick Elswick in 2014.  He was set to go in the NBNI in the 2-Mile and race day was sick with a stomach virus and did not run.  

Outdoors he ran a 10:05.11 in 2013 as a freshman.  As a sophomore, he ran a 9:21.24 in Regionals, not qualifying for State.  As a junior, he was 3rd in the D1 3,200 with a time of 9:09.93. This year he set a new D1 State record, Meet record and Owens Stadium Record  of 8:54.96.  He also ran an Ohio All-Time #2 8:46.72 in winning the Eastern Relays.  A US #1 at the time.  He is currently ranked #2 behind Andrew Hunter of Loudon Valley, VA who has run 8:43.18

Brooks PR 2-Mile - Jordan has the fastest seed time of 8:46.72 entering the Brooks PR 2-Mile.  It's a great, stacked field. Including Jordan, four boys have run under 8:50 this year:  Noah Affolder of Carthage, NY (8:47.6), Aidian Tooker of Saratoga Springs, NY (8:49.27) and Connor Lundy of 8:49.75 of Fordham Prep, NY.  Seven are have run under 8:52.  US #2 3,000m, Brody Smith of Cody WY (8:19.04) and US #5 Jackson Mestler of Sheldon, OR (8:21.89) are both in the race.  This one won't be slow.  Current US #1 is Thomas Ratcliffe of Concord Carslisle, MA with a 9:00.52.  Last year, Andrew Hunter won in a time of 8:42.51.  It' going to take under 8:50 to win again this year. Expect the mile to be around 4:20-25.  Jordan should be comfortable at that pace.  He can win, but it will come down to the last 300m. There is a ton of talent in this race.   He missed his opportunity indoors, but he won't outdoors.  He is ready to run, more than determined and looking forward to a race where he has others to run with and doesn't have to lead and set the pace  My prediction - Jordan wins in 8:45-46.

Andrew Jordan  Brooks PR 2-Mile (6/18)

2016 Brooks Pr Invitational

Ohio #2 All-Time 3,200 (MileSplit Data Base)




Alan Scharsu

Yng. Austintown-Fitch



Ricky Pittman

Clev. East Tech



Andrew Jordan

Watkins Memorial



Scott Fry

Sandusky Perkins


Brooks PR Invitational Boys 2 Mile Entrants


Aidan Tooker

Saratoga Springs, NY20168:49.27 3200m

Casey Clinger

American Fork, UT20178:50.7 3200m

Brody Smith

Cody, WY20168:19.04 3K

Ben Veatch

Carmel, IN20168:53.42 3200m

Jack Van Scoter

Flintridge Prep, CA20168:51.32 3200m

Noah Affolder

Carthage, NY20178:47.6 3200m

Josh Schumacher

Jesuit, OR20188:27.07 3K

Cooper Teare

St. Joseph Notre Dame, CA20168:51.85 3200m
Callum BolgerSan Luis Obispo, CA20178:51.58 3200m
Matthew BouthilletteLaSalle Academy, RI20168:51.23 3200m
Eric van der ElsBrien McMahon, CT20168:50.53 3200m
Conor LundyFordham Prep, NY20168:49.75 3200m
Jake PerrinFlathead, MT20169:02.49 3200m
Jackson MestlerSheldon, OR20168:21.89 3K
Andrew JordanWatkins Memorial, OH20168:46.72 3200m