The night his 10,000 meter collegiate record was being rewritten, Galen Rupp did his first foray of the season at 10,000 meters, looking more like a strong training run, and helping a buddy, Luke Puskedra debut at 28:34.17. Galen, just a month ago had three races, wins at 3k and 5k individually and a strong DMR performance, to help the Ducks to the NCAA Indoor champs. ( My prediction is that Galen will have the collegiate record back before the end of May.)
I love watching how Galen Rupp is managed during a season-his races, his rests, his strong efforts. A young man who understands that there are four letters in TEAM, Galen is a great example of a young, talented athlete, who learns more about himself through being part of a great team.
Congrats too to Ashton Eaton with his fine, early season 8023. This young man has some wheels. I am especially impressed with his field events-vault is good, and javelin is not bad, and he can run the 400 and 1,500 meters. That jogging the 1,500 meters at the end of the decathlon suggests that the event has nine events, not ten. It also dishonors the men who have put ten events together before!
Jenny Barringer continues her winning ways with a nice 4:08.38 for the world leader at 1,500 meters. Give her a few races and four minutes is not that far off!
Galen running 3,000 meter collegiate record at Reebok Boston Indoor, January 2009.
Photo by Photorun.net
EUGENE (USA, Apr 24): Ashton Eaton scored his third career 8000+ after two such results last year. At Oregon Relays he got 8023 points in as usual great sprints and hurdles (10.66-758-11.61-205-47.54-14.08-38.28-455-53.70-4:28.93). Cyrus Hostetler confirmed his solid javelin shape (79.83). Jenny Barringer achieved world leading 4:08.38 at 1500 m and Galen Rupp clocked 28:28.68 at 10 000 m with second Luke Puskedra (still a junior) debuting with excellent 28:34.17.
Special thanks to Alfons Juck, EME News.
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