Columbia 5000 - Jerry Schumacher's Boys Go For The 'A' Standard and Maybe More
Andrew Bumbalough, Chris Derrick, Elliott Heath, Evan Jager, Lopez Lomong, and Matt Tegenkamp go for the 'A' standard
March 1, 2013
The men's 5000 is at 8:40 pm. We are going to cover it with a new blogging platform that is embedded below so hopefully everything works well. The goal for the runners is to make sure they get the 'A' standard of 13:15.00. The American indoor record was set on this track last year and belongs to Bernard Lagat at 13:07.15.
Below you will find the splits for 13:15 pace which is 63.6 per 400 (31.8) per 200. We hope to be giving out splits ourselves as the race takes place.
The plan is for the rabbits to hit 7:55 for 3000 but when we walked into the building we ran into Jerry Schumacher and he said he told them that with the hope that it's more like 7:57 (7:57.00 is 13:15.00 pace).
If the guys are behind the pace below, they can still hit 13:15 as they will close pretty fast. If they are slightly ahead, they could get the AR for the same reason. When Lopez Lomong ran 13:11 last spring after stopping a lap short - he still closed in about 2:00-2:01 (11:10 for 4200) 13:11 for 5000.
Oh yeah, Oklahoma State's Girma Mecheso is here. A big test for sure for the collegiate. Schumacher told us he joked with him prior to warming up - "If you get lapped, move out into lane 2." Mecheso's 13:34.83 pb