Thanks coach! I couldn't have done it without my impeccable training partner Birdie... Just gave me a great motivational speech before the race....
Salisbury University men
2nd in 100m
1st in Shot put
1st in 400hurdles
way to step up
5000 Meter Run
1 Peter Kosgei, Jr, Hamilton College 14:39.03
Don Drumm Stadium record
Was 15:04.10; Brad Schroeder, Ohio Northern, 5/13/2006
2 Brian Harvey, Sr, Carnegie Mellon 14:40.02
3 Brian Chenoweth, Sr, Wartburg College 14:42.62
4 William Kaul, Sr, Wisconsin Oshkosh 14:46.38
5 Ricky Flynn, Sr, Lynchburg College 14:49.46
6 Kyle Brady, Jr, North Central College 14:50.20
7 Chris Marker, So, Allegheny College 14:51.28
8 Jed Christiansen, Sr, Calvin College 14:51.73
9 Mike Spain, So, North Central College 14:58.81
10 Mike Heymann, So, Plattsburgh S U N Y 15:00.73
11 Jesse Faller, Jr, Tufts University 15:08.98
12 Jesse Schneider, Sr, New York University 15:11.06
13 Micah Lorenzen, Sr, Concordia (Wisconsin) 15:15.88
14 Daniel Murner, Jr, Amherst College 15:35.34
15 Zach Wilhelmy, Fr, Wisconsin La Crosse 16:15.98
Dallas Vincent, Sr, Wisconsin La Crosse DNF
Kosgei's 9th national title.
apparently Kosgei lost a shoe 6 laps in and still managed a sub-60 last quarter (as part of a 4:23 or so final 1600).
Graybill won the 800. She's good.
She is good but not as good as my boy Birdie.... He surely could beat her in a lap.
Doubling not the best idea, again, for Jimmy O'Brien. Although let's not let that overshadow an excellent race by Bofa.
1 Emmanuel Bofa, Jr, Whitworth University 1:48.77
Don Drumm Stadium record
2 Patrick Roach, Sr, Messiah College 1:49.51
3 Brian Sames, Sr, Univ of St. Thomas 1:51.69
4 Adam Lang, Jr, Wisconsin Stevens Pt 1:51.77
5 Jimmy O'Brien, Sr, Ohio Northern 1:51.83
6 Brian Leiter, Sr, Frostburg State 1:51.85
7 Wes Fischer, Jr, Wisconsin Eau Claire 1:52.03
8 Nick Zeien, Jr, Wisconsin River Falls 1:52.33
O'Brien pretty much had no chance after that 1500 final in the heat. That and Roach went out in world record pace. He split 50.x for the first quarter!!! Bofa was the only one to not let Roach get too far away and ended overtaking him on the final straight.
i was standing in turn 2...it happened right in front of me on the 5th lap. someone stepped on his heel. he flicked the shoe 20 feet in the air and then slowed down for a few strides to cuss the guy out. then he got back down to business and kicked everyone's ass.
i was wondering if he was one of those dudes who ran barefoot in the rift valley for the first 16 years of his life, thus making it no problem. but apparently he wasn't even a runner before he got to hamilton (?).
it was hot as hell and i can't believe the sole of his foot didn't fry like an egg.
i was in bar-b-cutie, a local bar-b-q joint, after nationals to pick up some dinner. i saw kosgei there with his coach. he was limping, clear indication that his foot was probably covered in blisters and burns. shows how tough he is. he also didn't wear a shoe on the podium, probably because it hurt too badly.
Doubling was not a good idea last year or this year for Jimmy O'brien. The problem comes into play that his coach never puts him in any hard doubles during the year. Yes he doubles but when he puts up his best times is in races where he isn't doubling that day. I have never seen results where he runs to hard races in the same day. Though his coaches would have learned from last year that he would need to do that during the year. Guess they don't learn from mistakes at ONU.