Intersting article on Ben True:
He's also run 3:40.17 which makes him one of the top returners in the Ncaa.
swix factory team wrote:
I think he deserves the attention. He dominates the Ivys (I know, I know, most on here think the Ivys are glorified DIII...whatever), is a three sport All-American, and has broken 4 for the mile. He's proved he's one of the top competitors in the NCAA time and time again. What more you do want from him?
I'm almost certain he ran at least one season of indoor track in middle school. And, no, I'm not making this up.
green truth be told wrote:
He won a 3k today in 8:05, his first indoor race ever.
Pretty solid start to the season!
I would argue that Nate Jenkin's 8:08 is more impressive. It's a miracle that guy can run under 8:20.
Cerebus the Aardvark wrote:
Men 3000 M Run
Name Year Team Finals Points
1 2794 True, Ben Dartmouth 8:05.55 10
2 2944 Jenkins, Nate Saucony 8:08.98 8
3 3056 Sanca, Ruben Mass Lowell 8:09.05 6
4 2784 Schroeder, John Dartmouth 8:26.80 4
5 3040 DeWitt, Joey Mass Lowell 8:30.01 2
6 3047 MacDonald, Angus Mass Lowell 8:31.29 1
I agree that he deserves a lot of press. I hope he can get All American indoors and skiing at the same time this season.
True gets a lot of press because he is really easy to root for. He's super nice, he's super funny, he works really hard and NEVER loses focus, he's kind of a throwback New England type guy, and he's a two sport star.
Also, he's run 3:40 and anchored Dartmouth's DMR to some very high finishes at Penn. It's not like he's overrated.