Birthday: 03/14/95 Mile PR: 4:19.9 (road) – 2022
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 4:01.09 – 2021
High School: Lake Forest HS '13
Hometown: Lake Forest, IL
College: Dartmouth ‘17
Current Residence: Boston, MA
Helen Schlachtenhaufen won the 2023 Portland Festival 1500m in 4:05.67.
In 2021, she finished runner-up in the 1500 meters at the Oregon Relays: USATF Grand Prix, clocking 4:04.36. In late June, she finished 5th at the U.S. Olympic Trials 1500m (4:04.41), and in July at Gateshead, Helen placed third in the Millicent Fawcett Mile (4:28.13).
In 2020, Helen defended her Ed Murphey Classic 1500m title in 4:08.39.
She won the 2019 Adrian Martinez Classic Adro Mile, breaking the beam in 4:30.67, and later in the year, set her 1500m personal record of 4:03.59, also winning the Ed Murphey Classic "Brave Like Gabe" race.
In 2018, Helen set her Mile PR of 4:27.09 (#75 U.S. women sub-4:30) to finish third at the Adro Mile, and despite falling down before the finish line, she was also runner-up at the Aetna Falmouth Elite Mile (4:31.44).
At Dartmouth, Schlachtenhaufen won two Ivy League indoor Mile titles, set the 1500 meter school record (4:11.15) and qualified for the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Championships 1500m.
FUN FACT: Helen graduated with a psychology degree and plans to go to medical school.
Photo credit: Kevin Morris