News of Note 6:07.11

June 7th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

Eighteen-year-old phenom Lukas Verzbicas shattered the national high school 2-mile record (video narrated in soothing German) last Saturday, at the 37th running of the Prefontaine Classic. His time of 8:29.46 took down the three-year-old record of 8:34.40 held by German Fernandez. The Oregon-bound senior will take a shot at the elusive sub-4 mile, on Saturday, at the 2011 Adidas Grand Prix Boys’ Dream Mile.

More from the 2011 Pre Classic: Friday’s star-studded 10K turns into a big disappointment after a couple sore hamstrings and a high pollen count leaves Oregon alums Chris Solinsky and Galen Rupp off the track.

Collegiate track coaches share mixed feelings about the NCAA’s Regional Preliminary Rounds.

Oregon Track Club co-chairman, Greg Erwin, promises “a new ‘wow’ factor” for next year’s U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trails.

Thirty-seven year-old women’s marathon world record holder, Paula Radcliffe, isn’t ready to give up.

Stanford-bound twins Jim and Joe Rosa aren’t too fond of the term second place.

It’s ‘go time’ for 38-year-old American Olympic medalist Deena Kastor — four months after birthing her first child.

Liam Nee is a first-year journalism major at the University of Maine. He writes regularly for the student newspaper, The Maine Campus, as a sports columnist and is a staff member at 91.9FM WMEB. Nee runs middle distance for the Black Bears and is pursuing a career in broadcast journalism. His goal is to cover the Olympic Games. Contact him here.

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