4:55 is an awesome mile time.....i'm pretty sure there arn't a tonn of hs girls running this. I'd say a good mile time for a hs girl would be anything under about 5:20.
You didn't say what distances you usually do, ar eyou more of a lond distance runneR?
good luck with the mile!!
edited to say...5:57? to 4:55....you have a bit of work to do but you can do it!!!
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The number of high school girls in the US that can run under 4:55 can usually be counted on your fingers and toes (ie, if you can run 4:55, you are one of the top girls in the country).
A more realistic good time for a first timer that has aspirations of being good is under 6 minutes. So, I'd say you are well on your way to being good if you have run 5:57 on your first attempt.
It is good that you have run sprints. At the top levels of miling, speed is essential. Having a sprint background will help you outkick your opponents. Now the key for you is to get your endurance built up so that you can be close enough to your opponents at the end of a race to kick home with them.
as long as i can get it down to a better time by track season i should be good since im a slow endurance runner that might take awhile but sprinting is not so hard but ill work at it at the local indoor track