His former teammate, Eric Jenkins will also be in the field. Maybe this will provide fans some closure on this hotly debated race.
The 3000 has Matthew Centrowitz, Lawi Lalang, Stephen Sambu Cam Levins Trevor Dunbar and Hassan Mead. Eric Jenkins vs Ben Blankenship in the 1500, Andrew Wheating in the 800, and Shannon Rowbury, Treniere Moser and Geena Gall in the women's 800.
*Allyson Felix Vs Jenna Prandini And English Gardner In The 60m
*Full Meet Entries
Andrew Wheating is in the 800 (also listed in mile) vs Tyler Mulder while the mile has Trevor Dunbar, Hassan Mead and Will Geoghegan in the mile.
The women's field includes Diane Nukuri, US 5000 champ Nicole Tully and former NCAA champ Emma Bates. *Race Website
The usually quiet Cheserek opens up about his start in running, leaving his family to come to the US and eventually Oregon and why he doesn't like doing interviews. And oh yeah, he's begun the process of applying for US citizenship.
Somewhat surprisingly, both Jenkins and Alberto Salazar discuss him joining NOP despite the recent doping allegations. Salazar had him wait to decide to officially join the group, saying, "I told him to take his time and look at some other programs to be sure. That was better than jumping in with us right away when every thing was crazy. I didn't want him criticized."
Salazar said there were no substance to the allegations. "They will find Jimmy Hoffa's body first."
*MB: ERIC JENKINS TO NOP!!
Jenkins, "“It’s interesting because I’ve never done USAs,”
They split the Outstanding Athlete Award at the Oregon end-of-the-year banquet.
Edward Cheserek won the 3000 over Trevor Dunbar and Bryshon Nellum ran 46.26 to just beat Ashton Eaton by .01 in the 400.
Geoghan talked about how he "didn't do much work today" and Jenkins said, "we weren't killing ourselves today".
Oregon swept the men's 5000 with Edward Cheserek, Eric Jenkins, and Will Geoghegan striding in together around 14-flat. Oregon's Annie Leblanc won the 1500 in 4:18.38.
*LRC: Oregon's Tanguy Pepiot Celebrates Too Early And Loses Steeplechase To UW's Meron Simon Simon caught him by surprise to win by .10 with 8:57.86.
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Apparently the fans weren't happy the two were going easy at Stanford just to get a qualifying time for Regionals. Coach Andy Powell says he wanted them fresh to race the 5K at the Pepsi on Invitational in Eugene on Saturday.
Squire talks about how the entire focus of the NCAA season for most teams is getting qualifying marks rather than competing and he laments that Edward Cheserek and Eric Jenkins jogged the Stanford 10,000 just to get a qualifying mark. He rather see the NCAA go like the IAAF and give the top 15 from XC the "qualifying mark" for the 10,000 at Regionals.
Eric Jenkins joins Edward Cheserek on the list. Also Edward Kemboi and Anthony Rotich.
Ken Goe of the Oregonian recaps the Ducks win.