Vancouver’s Kieran Lumb opened up his 2022 indoor track season in incredible fashion, running a world-leading 3:55.53 in the mile at the Dempsey Indoor meet at the University of Washington. His indoor mile time was five-second PR on his previous best of 4:00.03, which is only a second off Nathan Brannen’s Canadian indoor mile record of 3:54.32.
🐶 @uwtrack’s Kieran Lumb leads 5 under 4:00 at The Dempsey!
⏱ 3:55.53 pic.twitter.com/rsBXVtrSyS
— RunnerSpace (@runnerspace) January 16, 2022
Lumb, a UBC transfer who won the NCAA West Region cross country championship in the fall, took control of the race early and never looked back, running the third-fastest mile time in Washington Husky history and the ninth-fastest mile in Dempsey Indoor history.
Growing up, Lumb was a nationally-ranked junior cross-country skier until his Grade 12 year. In his first year at UBC in 2016, he began his running career on the trails and the track.
In 2020, Lumb set the Canadian U23 indoor 3,000-meters record in 7:45.50 at the BU David Hemery Valentine Invitational. He has represented Canada on multiple occasions at the junior level and he will be a name to watch in the 1,500m to 5,000m this year in the NCAA.