High School alum will be competing for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Track and
Field Team today. Trevor Dunbar, an all-American sophomore at the University of
Oregon, will compete in the 5,000 meter preliminary this evening.
the 25th qualifier for the 25 places, and had been "on the bubble" until
Saturday, when other runners with times better than his 13-minutes
36.86-seconds decided not to compete in the 5-K after racing in the 10-K Friday
a field that includes Galen Rupp, who won Friday night's 10,000 meters, and
Alan Webb, who holds the American record in the mile.
compete in the first of two heats, which begin at 6 p.m. Alaska time. They will
be broadcast live on the NBC Sport Channel.
12-to-16 runners in the tonight's two qualifiers will advance to the 5,000
meter finals on Thursday night at about 6:30 Alaska time.
Alaskans are competing this week in Eugene: Jordan Clarke, a shot-putter from
Anchorage qualified Saturday for the finals by finishing 8th in the
preliminaries, and Janay DeLoach, who went to Eielson High in Fairbanks and
jumped for Colorado State. She is a favorite to make the U.S. Olympic team in
the long jump. She's the silver medalist in the World Indoor Championships
earlier this year, and has a personal best of 22-feet 11-1/4-inches.