Former Hartnell College standout runner Cristian Soratos used a small home meet to run the fastest indoor mile in the nation for a collegiate runner this season. His winning mark of 4:05.18 on the flat, tight indoor 200 meter track in Bozeman, Montana receives both an altitude and flat track adjusted mark of 3:56.87. That mark is the best by any collegiate runner across all divisions by over 3 seconds and the only sub 4 minute mile so far this season. Cristian is in his senior season at Montana State University where he is the defending Big Sky 1500 meter outdoor champion and the second fastest indoor miler in in MSU history.
While at Hartnell College, Cristian was the 2012 CCCAA 1500 meter runner-up in a school record 3:47.03. He is also still currently ranked #2 all-time in both the 800 meters (1:51) and 5000 meters (14:46). In the 2012, Soratos was the Coast Conference 800, 1500, 5000, and 10,000 meter champion. His 800 meter mark is still the Coast Conference Championship meet record.