Andrew Bumbalough, photo by PhotoRun.net
The other DQ: Andrew Bumbalough, by Jon Gugala, for Spikeduppsychedup.com
Andrew Bumbalough, a Nike athlete trained by Jerry Schumacher in Portland, says he was at his hotel at least an hour after the end of the men’s 3000-meter final in Albuquerque when he was told by a teammate that he’d been disqualified, nullifying his eighth-place finish.
USATF official results currently list Bumbalough as a DQ for “Interference”, and he says Schumacher and assistant coach Pascal Dobert appealed the ruling at the track, but it failed. The reason given to his coach by USATF, he says, was that he “looked over and deliberately stepped out in front of Galen Rupp and made contact at some point, which impeded [Rupp’s] progress illegally.” Bumbalough does not know who filed the protest, but he’s pretty sure his coach does.