Hocker Runs 1500m Meet Record at USATF Indoor Championships


Cole Hocker keeps making history in 2024! Facing off against some of the best distance talent in the world, Hocker cemented his status as not only one of the best distance talents that the United States has but as one of the best in the world. 

At the 2024 USATF Indoor Championships, Hocker ran in the 1500m and finished in 1st with a new meet record time of 3:37.51, just holding off a late-charging Hobbs Kessler for the win. 

Hocker first took the lead in the race at the 800m mark and never looked back en route to a major win, an automatic qualification to the World Championships, and his second USA 1500m title. 

2-Mile Results

1Cole Hocker3:37.51
2Hobbs Kessler3:38.76
3Henry Wynne3:38.81
4Cooper Teare3:38.99
5Vincent Ciattei3:39.03
6Sam Prakel3:40.04
7Casey Comber3:40.06
8Sam Ellis3:41.76
9John Reniewicki3:43.44
10Craig Engels3:44.59
11Eric Holt3:44.97
12Josh Thompson3:54.25

Hocker will now get another chance for some hardware at the 2024 World Championships in Glasgow. He had previously competed there last year, finishing 7th overall in the 1500m finals with a time of 3:30.70. He also competed at the world championships/Olympics in 2021, finishing 6th in the 1500m with a time of 3:31.40. 

His all-time PR of 3:30.70 ranks 69th all-time for the 1500m and ranks 5th all-time for all Americans.