Running Shots

 

Class is small. A short list: Kimball, Virgin, Sage. All-time prep same-day outdoor distance doublers' (Mile/2M).

On May 31, 2008, CA state meet at Cerritos College 17 year old German Fernandez (Riverbank) skipped the grade altogether.

German Fernandez wins XC State meet in course record
German Fernandez moves away from Mac Fleet
German Fernandez races against the clock in 2M German Fernandez completes epic distance double

Fernandez was only a 9:08.05 3200 performer last year but he came to this meet with impressive credentials.

In x-country, Fernandez annihilated the renowned Woodward Park course record by 14 seconds raising the eyebrows of Californians.

And he won the SJS section finals with the 6th best prep outdoor distance double with a 4:07.62 / 8:45.08 (1600/3200)!!

But it was at the state track meet: First the 1600. Fernandez rips the opening 200 in 30.9 and posts a 60.5 400. By 600 he's solo, but against the wind yet Fernandez blazes a 4:00.29. And suddenly, Rich Kimball's much heralded distance double from '74 (34yrs ago) seems probable.

2 hours 21 minutes later Fernandez lines up for the 3200. After the 200 (31.9), Fernandez is in charge and running steady 64's. By 3½ laps he separates himself from the field. The determined Fernandez will do it alone and battle cross-winds! Fernandez runs negative splits (4:18.8, 4:15.4) clocking a 61.6 last 400 wrapping up a record 8:34.23, sealing his place among the elite atop the acclaimed distance double list in U. S. prep history as well as national prominence.

**4:00.29/8:34.23 = 4:01.79 / 8:37.43 for Mile/2Mile!!

 

Nike Outdoor Nationals 2007 Greensboro, North Carolina brings major additions to all time list for Two Miles!!

1. Centrowitz ( Broadneck, MD) .. 8:41.55 / 2. Forys ( Colts Neck, NJ) .. 8:44.53 / 3. Heath (Winona, MN) .. 8:46.12

4. Jager (Jacobs, IL) .. 8:47.59 / 5. Mead ( South, Minneapolis) .. 8:51.23 / 6. Springer (Unionville, PA) .. 8:52.77.

Centrowitz and Forys
Elliott Heath (L) and Hasson Mead (R)
Evan Jager leads Derrick
Paul Springer (L) and Forys.

 

Matt Tebo (Eldorado, NM) as a junior raced 8:47.29 for 2 Miles.

Class of '07.

Chris Landry ( Jefferson Science, VA) - 8:48.25 for 2M.

Class of '04.

Brent Vaughn (Smoky Hill, CO) - 8:48.67-2M (Converted from 3200m)

Class of '03

Andrew Bumbalough (Brentwood Acadamy, TN) 4:06.53 Mile ("05). 8:49.87 for 2M as a junior leads...

Shadrack Kiptoo (La Cueva, NM) - 8:45.44 - 2M. (Class of '04).

 

John Quade

(Woodinville, WA) Tops 1500/Mile in 85 with 3:44.43 / 4:03.59.

Mike Torchia (Lourdes, MN) raced 8:50.80 for 2 Miles.

Class of '07.

Sam Borchers (Yellow Springs, OH) Won NON Mile in 4:03.33!

Ben Hubers (McEachern, GA) was next - 4:04.98!

Both class of '07.

Josh McDougal (Home Schooled, NY) 8:48.11 / 14:07.55 for 2M / 5k.

Above: passing Rupp enroute to 8:50.4 - 2M indoors!!

Both class of '04.

 

Joe Falcon a junior at Belton High school Joe Falcon TFN Cover Joe Falcon and Bob Kennedy

Joe Falcon (Belton, MO) class of '84

A Junior (above), Falcon placed 5th in the state for cross country and an a 4:12.78 mile in track.

As a senior Joe posted- 1:52.45 (800 m), 4:06.6 (1600 m), and 8:53.35 (3200 m), all in 1984.

Falcon first went sub 4 indoors in Fayetteville, 1/31/87 - 3:56.77i.

In '89, Joe was 3rd in Oslo with - 3:51.07!

07/14/90 - Joe won the Dream Mile in Oslo with a 3:49.31 and earned the September TFN cover.

Falcon and Kennedy

@ USA/Mobile Championships (2/26/92)

 

June 19, 1982, Naperville, IL.

Keebler International Prep Invitational - Two-Miles

The field is comprised of 11 competitors.

Keith Hanson (Stevens Piont, WI) leads Harold Kuphaldt (Bella Vista HS) @ IPI Meet

Harold Kuphaldt (Bella Vista) in the pack Keith Hanson (Stevens Piont, WI) leads Kuphaldt, Hanson & Olesen

Olesen sprinted away the final 500 yards Olesen destroys the quality field

Marc Olesen (Ottawa, Canada) destroyed the quality field by sprinting away the final 500 yards for an 8:50.2 win.

Olesen is Canada's first Canadian schoolboy miler to break the magic four-minute barrier (also doubled as a Canadian Junior record) just shy of the (then) Canadian Nat'l record 3:57.7! (3:58.08 [splits 58, 60, 60, 60] 4th place behind Eamon Coghlan's 3:55.04).

Also, Marc was the first North American Schoolboy to run a sub-four-minute mile in 15 years, since Marty Liquori.

2-Hanson, 3-Kuphaldt, 4-Ratcliffe & 5-Whitney

Results - 2-Mile

1 Marc Olesen (Ottawa, Canada) ........ 8:50.2
2 Keith Hanson (Stevens Piont, WI) .... 8:56.6
3 Harold Kuphaldt (Bella Vista, CA) ... 8:56.8
4 John Ratcliffe (Bonnabel, LA) ........... 8:57.0
5 Grant Whitney (Central, NY) ............ 8:57.5
6 Charles Alexander (St. Christophers, VA) .. 9:00.3 (Foot Locker CC Champion)

 

June 21, 1986, Elmhurst, IL., York High School Track - Keebler International Prep Invitational - Mile

Eric & Mark Mastalir at IPI 1986 (Mile) Eric & Mark Mastalir at IPI 1986 (Mile)
Eric & Mark Mastalir in the pack Eric Mastalir takes the lead
Eric Mastalir in front Eric Mastalir nears the tape
Eric Mastalir at the tape Eric Mastalir wins mile 4:06.87!

Results - Mile:
1) Eric Mastalir (Jesuit, Ca) ................ 4:06.87
2) John Holmes (S. Houston, Tx) ....... 4:08.91
3) Muir (Borden, Ottawa, Canada) .... 4:10.27
4) *George Kersh (Pearl, Mis) .......... 4:13.00
....
9) Mark Mastalir (Jesuit, Ca) ............ 4:19.02

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