Event 12 Men 3000 Meter Steeplechase
World: W 7:53.63 9/3/2004 Saïf Shaheen, QAT
American: A 8:08.82 7/14/2006 Daniel Lincoln, Nike
Collegiate: C 8:05.4h 5/13/1978 Henry Rono, Washington State
Big Ten ATB: B 8:10.69 1991 Mark Croghan, Ohio State
Big Ten Meet: M 8:32.6h 5/1980 Randy Jackson, Wisconsin
Facility: F 8:43.68 1996 John Lumkes, Nike
2011 Winner: L 8:42.09 5/14/2011 De'Sean Turner, IND.
Name Year School Finals Points
1 Forys, Craig SR Michigan 8:28.90M 10
2 Leslie, Cory SR Ohio State 8:32.48M 8
3 Poore, Andrew SR Indiana 8:35.77L 6
4 Turner, De'Sean SR Indiana 8:36.39L 5
5 Brill, Alexander SO Wisconsin 8:37.62L 4
6 Dannemiller, Adrien SR Indiana 8:40.42L 3
7 Weatherford, Andy SR Indiana 8:44.72 2
8 Engnell, Kyle SR Illinois 8:46.22 1
9 Green, Adam SR Ohio State 8:47.99
10 Heng, Jarren SO Nebraska 8:53.41
11 Nicolls, Bobby SO Minnesota 8:58.37
12 Miller, Ben SO Michigan State 8:58.58
13 DeSilva, Chris SR Illinois 9:01.75
14 Ornelas, Zach JR Michigan 9:02.03
15 Storkel, Derek SO Minnesota 9:02.04
16 Roys, Donny JR Ohio State 9:24.39
-- Gibson, Connor FR Nebraska DNF
-- Scarpello, Nick SO Penn State DNF
Men - Team Rankings - 8 Events Scored
1) Wisconsin 62 2) Indiana 44
3) Nebraska 42.50 4) Ohio State 42
5) Minnesota 33.50 6) Michigan 28
7) Michigan State 14 8) Iowa 12.50
9) Illinois 12 10) Penn State 11
11) Purdue 10.50
Shatters a quality 32 year old record. Great race (the women's race was great, too, but in the exact opposite way), the Indiana guys took it out fast and first Leslie took the lead and then Forys went. 8:47.99, you shouldn't have bothered showing up, son.
There weren't a ton of lead changes or even close racing the last lap, but, man, that was exciting.
|Not the only 800 studs|
It was a great race to watch. And it was a shocker, not because Indiana ran poorly, they ran well, but because some other quality runners cut huge chunks off their PRs. In fact, credit has to go to Indiana for setting up the race with four top guys challenged by two other strong guys.
As a postscript, questions about Wisconsin XC after the top three got part of an answer here.
Other events were also very good. For instance, the Penn State deca guy who was 5th (4th?) before added well over 200 points to that total --- and finished 10th!
"The Natural" runs 8:26 his first time out. Huling runs 3:37. Leslie shows his racing savvy week after week, year after year. Forys finally steps up to the promise he showed in high school.
Things are really starting to heat up for the trials. My guess is that sub 8:20 won't make the team.
|break it up|
You are right on that Leslie is a savvy racer. I'm sure he is a little disappointed with the two runnerup finishes and didn't have it in the last stretch in the 1500 after that nice PR in the Steeple. He's ready to focus on that and will be down in the low 8:20's for the trials just watch.
|Dinwoody's white drawers|
Sub 8:20 for third has only happened three times in Oly Trials history. Don't put major coin on that.
|break it up|
Sub 8:20 for third has only happened three times in Oly Trials history. Don't put major coin on that.[/quote]
Jager is going to run 8:12-15 this year I would bet on that. Forys is going to be so pumped after years of disappointment his confidence level will put him near right there when things heat up. Leslie is a 3:39.0 1500 runner and a natural racer. These are the guys to watch in that event right now. There isn't any Diemer, Croghan, or Marsh who is going to go to the trials and get it done off of background. Famighletti is still out there. It will be the most interesting race at that US Olympic Trials with new names and wide open. A lot like 1992 which was the most exciting US Trials steeple ever. 4 runners at 8:16 and 8:17.