Galen Rupp is expected to run the mile at the Husky Last Chance meet Saturday in the Dempsey Indoor Facility.
Rupp ran 1:49.87 for 800 meters last weekend.
Rupp has never dipped below 4 minutes before, but this weekend looks like it will happen.
Assuming a pace setter or Rupp goes hard from the start: 3:54.7.
That's a bit for fun of course, but if he feels great and unleashes I think he can on that track. He's long overdue for a fast mile and is certainly capable of it. He should be able to run 3:57 in a workout now.
More likely he is supposed to go with the pace and then work on his kick to win, which will is a great tactic but not much fun for us.
Assuming this is real, 3:55.4
He ran the last 1/3rd of his 3K at 7:40 pace and the last 1/3rd of his 5K at close to 13:12-13:14 pace so he actually got some good turnover in those races. Both of them he finished with around 27 for his last 200 I believe.
Take his 1:51 and 1:49 800's, and his mile where he went out in 2:15 and finished in 1:55 to outkick Sherer and things seem to be looking pretty good for Rupp in terms of a mile. He's been a little under the radar with Fernandez doing his damage, but he is really fast across the board.
I'd like to see he and Chelenga rip a 3K at NCAA's since that 7:44 started out slow and he was getting over illness. Perhaps Coe will help get the pace going early. Could see 4 or 5 guys go under 7:50 even without Fernandez, and I think Rupp can get under 7:40.
Anyone have an idea what the schedule is for NCAA's in terms of 3K & 5K, prelims etc.?
Anybody feel the way this guy does?
Posted by luckaduck on 03/04/09 at 11:10AM
I am so bias towards the ducks track program, that I honestly find it difficult to understand why any, and I mean any promising young budding track and field star of either sex would even consider going anywhere else than the University of Oregon.