Birthday: 03/14/95 Mile PR: 4:27.09 – 2018
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 4:03.59 – 2019
High School: Lake Forest HS
Hometown: Lake Forest, IL
College: Dartmouth ‘17
Current Residence: Boston, MA
Helen Schlachtenhaufen, a young rising American star, defended her Ed Murphey Classic 1500m title, clocking 4:08.39 on August 22, 2020.
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, 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