Webb spins fast 10K.Byline: Curtis Anderson The Register-Guard
Alan Webb Alan Webb is the name of:
Hayward Field at University of Oregon is one of the most well-known historic track and field stadiums in the United States. It has been the home to the University of Oregon Track and Field teams since 1919. seem made for one another.
The 23-year-old Virginian is the nation's top draw among U.S. distance runners and no venue is more welcoming to those athletes than the historic track and field facility at the University of Oregon The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. The university was founded in 1876, graduating its first class two years later. The University of Oregon is one of 60 members of the Association of American Universities. .
Webb, who made the fastest 10K debut by an American on Sunday at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational, returns to Hayward Field on Sunday, May 28 for the Bowerman Mile at the 32nd annual Prefontaine Classic.
`Alan has run some of the best races of his career at Hayward Field,' said Pre Classic meet director Tom Jordan. `He has an appreciation for Hayward Field and the fans return that admiration.'
At this year's Pre Classic, Webb will be challenged by one of the strongest mile fields ever assembled in the U.S.
The star-studded lineup includes Bernard Lagat, the U.S. record-holder in the 1,500 meters, who was ranked No. 2 in the world last year by Track & Field News; Bahrain's Rachid Ramzi, who swept the 800 and 1,500 at the World Championships in Helsinki this past summer; and the reigning Bowerman Mile champion, Kenya's Alex Kipchirchir, ranked No. 5 in the world in the 1,500 last year.
All four of those distance runners clocked sub-3:50 miles - or the metric equivalent - in 2005. Rounding out the Bowerman Mile field are Canada's Nate Brannen and Kevin Sullivan, Kenya's Laban Rotich and Elkanah Angwenyi, Great Britain's Mo Farah and American Jason Lunn.
Webb is off to a fast start this season as evidenced by his time of 27 minutes, 34.72 seconds in the 10K at Stanford on Sunday. That mark is the fastest 10K debut by a U.S. runner since Steve Prefontaine's then-American record of 27:43.6 in 1974, which at the time, was the sixth-fastest 10K ever.
Webb used his miler's speed to post a come-from-behind victory over runner-up Dathan Ritzenhein, who posted a PR of 27:35.65.
`I knew I had the capacity to kick, but I wasn't sure I would ever get to that point,' said Webb, who was quoted on the web site IAAF IAAF
International Amateur Athletic Federation .org. `As the hurt got greater and greater, I wasn't sure just how my body would react.'
Webb, a graduate of South Lakes High School South Lakes High School is the primary high school for the community of Reston in Fairfax County, Virginia. The school, part of Fairfax County Public Schools, has about 1,500 students (2,000 after redistricting and current renovations are completed), in grades 9 through 12. in Reston, Va., first endeared himself to the Hayward Field crowd in 2001 when he ran 3:53.43 to eclipse Jim Ryun's national prep record in the mile, a mark that had stood for 36 years.
He returned to the Pre Classic in 2004 to capture the Bowerman Mile with a personal best of 3:50.85, and last year, he brought the crowd to its feet by setting an American record in the 2-mile (8:11.48).
Lane's Alexander, Dillon appear Oregon bound
With the impending im·pend
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1. To be about to occur: Her retirement is impending.
2. graduation of seniors Matt Scherer, Richard Del Rincon, Travis Anderson and A.K. Ikwuakor, the Oregon men's sprint corps will be looking for Looking for
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Apparently, the Ducks won't have to look too far.
Lane Community College track and field coach Grady O'Connor said Monday that two Titan sprinters - Phillip Alexander and Marcus Dillon - have signed national letters of intent to compete at Oregon next year.
Both sprinters will have two years of eligibility with the Ducks.
Alexander, a former Class 4A state champion in the 200 and 400 from McNary High School McNary High School is located in Keizer, Oregon. It is named for Charles L. McNary. The school's mascot is the Celtic, and its school colors are blue and white. It has roughly 2,000 students, making it a 6A school by Oregon's state classifications. in Keizer, has PRs of 10.54 in the 100, 21.00 in the 200 and 47.40 in the 400. He is redshirting this year after completing his eligibility at LCC (Leadless Chip Carrier, Leaded Chip Carrier) See leadless chip carrier, CLCC and PLCC.
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Dillon arrived at Lane this spring after competing at Barton County Community College in Kansas. The New Orleans native, who has a personal best of 46.79 in the 400, is expected to compete for the Titans at the Southern Region meet on May 14 at Mount Hood Community College Mount Hood Community College is a community college located at 26000 SE Stark St in Gresham, Oregon. Opened in 1966, it now enrolls about 27,000 students each year. Classes are offered at the 212 acre (858,000 m²) main campus in Gresham, the MHCC Maywood Park Center, Thompson in Gresham and the Northwest Athletic Association of Community College championships, May 22-23, at Spokane.
Runyan set to run Twilight, but which race?
Two-time Olympian Marla Runyan will compete in the Oregon Twilight Meet at Hayward Field on Friday night.
The only question is which event she will choose to run.
Runyan, who made a triumphant return from maternity leave with a time of 32 minutes, 11.92 seconds in the 10,000 on a cold and windy night at the Oregon Invitational two weeks ago, has entered the 1,500 and the 5,000.
Runyan said she will make a final decision later this week based on how she's feeling and the weather conditions.
`I'm leaning towards the 5K,' Runyan said. `My very first 5,000 came at the Twilight Meet in 2000, so I'm a little sentimental about that. I ran 15:07 that night and missed Mary Slaney's Hayward Field record (15:06.53) by less than a second. I think I have that in the back of my mind, although I don't know Don't know (DK, DKed)
"Don't know the trade." A Street expression used whenever one party lacks knowledge of a trade or receives conflicting instructions from the other party. if I have the fitness (to run that fast) yet.'
Runyan, 37, is a three-time national champion in the 5,000. She posted her PR of 14:59.20 in 2004 and she holds the indoor American record in that event at 15:07.33.
Cram, Frigaard lead
multi-events at Lane
Lane Community College's Collin Cram and Heather Frigaard held the lead Monday after the first day of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges The Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges commonly called the NWAACC (pronounced N-Wack)is a sports association for Community Colleges in the states Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia. multi-event championships at Lane.
Cram scored 3,333 points in the decathlon decathlon (dĭkăth`lŏn), in modern Olympic games, a contest for men held over two days and composed of 10 track-and-field events. and leads Clark Community College's Mike Rush by 195 points.
Frigaard leads the heptathlon heptathlon: see under decathlon.
Women's athletics competition. Contestants take part in seven different track-and-field events: 100-m hurdles, shot put, high jump, long jump, javelin throw, and 200- and 800-m runs. by 18 points over Spokane's Amber Nash after a first-day score of 2,573.
The event concludes today at Lane. The Southern Region championships will be May 14 at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, with the NWAACC NWAACC Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges championships set for May 22-23 in Spokane.
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Alan Webb will be a familiar face in a stacked Bowerman Mile field at the Prefontaine Classic.