College tracks are 400 Meters around in lane 1, and are generally considered 1/4 mile. Four times around the track is 1600 meters, which is 9 meters short of a full mile. Colleges and High schools run the 1600 Meters at meets and only occasionally run a full mile to provide an opportunity for someone to break four minutes.
400 meters is not a 1/4 it is slightly shorter then a 1/4 mile. 1/4 miles is 402 meters so if you ran a mile on a 400 meter track you would have to run an additional 6 meters to finish. add a comment