WATCH: Judson Greer 4:10.06 And Luke Lambert 4:15.95 Blaze

Judson Greer (131) and Luke lambert (16) had impressive 1 mile season openers

While most of Texas was thawing out this weekend, two of the top distance runners went out west to get better running weather and an early season loaded 1 mile race.

Seniors Judson Greer of Melissa senior and Wylie's Luke Lambert were two of the favorites heading into the Arizona's Sundown Track Series #1 meet. 

The two UIL cross country state champions did not disappoint. Greer, the three time 3A state champ in cross led most of the middle laps of the race only to relinquish the lead in the last 60m. He finished with a 1 mile time of 4:11.74 and 4:1001 for the 1,600m.

Lambert, the 2020 6A state champ in cross was in third place most of the race giving a great effort to chase the hard pace initially laid by eventual winner Colin Sahlman, Newbury Park HS (CA) and further pushed by Greer. He went on to finish strong in 4:17.60 for the 1 mile distance and officially clocked 4:15.95 in the 1,600m.

This was Greer's season opener. Last February, he started his season with a 8:56.99 for his only race of the outdoor track and field season. Showing his speed with this race is telling as to how fast he could go as the season goes on.

Speaking of speed, Lambert is displaying some turnover in the early goings of this outdoor season. Sundown was his second race of the season; In January, he ran a 1:56.31 PR at the North Texas Winter 3200m/800m. When you add this weekend's PR and his 15:03.45 to win the state cross country meet back in November, that makes three straight races that he has turned in a personal best.