A great start to the meet. Jenkins just misses Rupp's American collegiate record of 7:44.69 by running 7:44.91.
1 Jenkins, Eric Univ of Oregon 07:44.91
2 Geoghegan, Will Univ of Oregon 07:45.71
3 Bayer, Andy Nike BTC 07:52.47
4 Awad, Thomas Univ of Pennsylvania 07:54.81
5 Crawford, Graham NC State 07:55.89
6 Stinson, Parker Univ of Oregon 08:02.87
7 Hehir, Martin Syracuse 08:04.65
8 Thomson, Jacob NC State 08:11.30
9 Leingang, Jake Univ of Oregon 08:18.44
10 Santana, Alfredo Juventus 08:24.00
Chorney, David BAA DNF
Jenkins definitely could have gotten it.
Jonathan Gault was trackside next to Oregon coach Andy Powell who was yelling at the rabbit to go faster. Also they had Jenkins come out to lane 2 to run through the finishing tape (they were about to lap the last place guy) so that might have cost him .22 but I doubt it was quite that much.