Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Some quick notes...


The Eugene Register-Guard reports that Galen Rupp (left, /photo by Paul Merca) will take a shot at breaking 4:00 in the mile at Saturday's UW Indoor Preview at the Dempsey Indoor facility.

“This has been a long-term project for me,” said Rupp, who turns 22 in May. “My goal is to run under four minutes. I’m more than capable of doing that right now. My training has been going well, with a lot more speed work than ever before.”

Rupp, who has fully recovered from routine plica band surgery on his right knee, will use the indoor mile as a prelude to competing in the 3,000 meters at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games on Jan. 26.

Dustin Emrani, a newcomer to Oregon Track Club Elite, will be the pacesetter in both the 800 and mile on Saturday, while OTC Elite teammates Cack Ferrell (mile, 3000), Will Leer (mile) and Sean O’Brien (mile) are also scheduled to compete.

Curtis Anderson's article from the Register-Guard can be accessed here...

According to their school's web sites, the University of Oregon and Stanford University will enter athletes in Saturday's meet, which will include many area colleges, universities, and club teams.

In other news, it appears that pole vaulter Brad Walker will open the season Saturday in South Dakota at the Derek Miles & Friends pole vault competition in Vermillion on the campus of the University of South Dakota, eschewing his traditional opener in Seattle. The release touting the competition can be accessed here...

Walker is scheduled to compete at the Millrose Games in New York on February 1st, according to the release from Millrose organizers. You can read it here...



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