Oregon Twilight--Rupp runs 7:46.34


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Oregon Twilight--Rupp runs 7:46.34

Postby aaronk » Fri May 03, 2013 8:01 pm

In the highlight event of the meet, Galen Rupp beat Dathan Ritzenhein in a 7:46.34 3K, Ritz doing 7:47.65.
Rupp looked over his shoulder in the final 100, maybe helping Ritz to a fast time.
He looked totally controlled.

Diriba Degefa ran 7:49.09 in 3rd.

Matt Centrowitz ran 1:47.95 for 800, winning the race.
(Didn't see this race, as the livestream blitzed out during the entire race!!! :x )

Bridget Franek ran a steeple in 9:46.99.

Maybe the biggest surprise of the meet was Hillary Holt of College of Idaho.
She ran away from Jemma Simpson in the last lap.....with a 63 final 400!!.....running 4:11.62!!
Simpson ran 4:15.87.
The announcer said her previous best was 4:15 or so.
Never heard of Holt before!
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Re: Oregon Twilight--Rupp runs 7:46.34

Postby EPelle » Fri May 03, 2013 10:39 pm

Sam Crouser threw the javelin 76.15m, the 3rd-furthest in the NCAA this season (Sam Humphreys/81.40m; Tim Glover/77.24m). Cyrus Hostetler (74.93m) finished runner-up. Britney Henry won the hammer with a 68.00m toss. Greg Skipper (yes of the talented Skipper clan—nephew to ex-Duck vaulter Tommy Skipper as well as the late Art Skipper, Jr) won the hammer with a 65.20m toss. A few Ducks were able to climb up the UO all-time lists in the vault and high jump, respectively.

http://www.goducks.com/fls/500/track/12 ... OEM_ID=500
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Re: Oregon Twilight--Rupp runs 7:46.34

Postby Master Po » Sat May 04, 2013 3:23 am

aaronk wrote:...
Maybe the biggest surprise of the meet was Hillary Holt of College of Idaho.
She ran away from Jemma Simpson in the last lap.....with a 63 final 400!!.....running 4:11.62!!
Simpson ran 4:15.87.
The announcer said her previous best was 4:15 or so.
Never heard of Holt before!


Previous best, as far as I can tell, was 4:18.82, from Stanford Invite a few weeks ago. She is an NAIA champion (but I don't really follow NAIA -- I stick with the big time...D3...)

Here is her profile from College of Idaho (NAIA):
http://www.yoteathletics.com/roster.asp ... ath=wtrack
and also this news release from their site about her 4:11
http://www.yoteathletics.com/news/2013/ ... 32117.aspx

She had already made some significant progress this spring in relation to her previous PBs, with the 4:18 & a 4:19 and 800s in 2:07 & 2:09. So, this 4:11.62 is another (big) step forward.
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Re: Oregon Twilight--Rupp runs 7:46.34

Postby ExCoastRanger » Sat May 04, 2013 6:23 am

Rupp and Ritz looked like they were doing a tempo run. Rupp cruised the last lap just hard enough to win (58ish), Ritz worked a bit harder the last 200.

Centro probably could've gone 1:46 low. He was boxed in the back of the pack for about 600m and was still working through traffic until the final 80-90 meters.
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Re: Oregon Twilight--Rupp runs 7:46.34

Postby exdrake » Sat May 04, 2013 7:24 am

Digefa listed in results as Fr unattached. meaning? Freshman at Oregon or elsewhere?
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Re: Oregon Twilight--Rupp runs 7:46.34

Postby Jackaloupe » Sat May 04, 2013 9:51 pm

He was boxed in the back of the pack for about 600m and was still working through traffic until the final 80-90 meters.

Ranger, You make it sound so passive: by running a desultory race, he allowed himself to be not only "boxed" but nearly losing contact. No excuse w/ a moderate pace like that.

Wish Rupp had followed thru w/ announced plans to run the 800m; he would've tromped Centrowicz! Shades of Nick Symmons--and Alan Webb, for that matter--giving themselves the luxury of relying on a superior kick. Fine for local meets like this (the Sprints were incredibly mediocre, w/ several HS-ish times like 11s in 100m). Guess Oregon, and the rest of the NW, thinks Track means Distance(s).
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Re: Oregon Twilight--Rupp runs 7:46.34

Postby aaronk » Wed May 08, 2013 11:12 am

Happy 27th Birthday to Galen Rupp!!
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Re: Oregon Twilight--Rupp runs 7:46.34

Postby exdrake » Wed May 08, 2013 3:11 pm

exdrake wrote:Digefa listed in results as Fr unattached. meaning? Freshman at Oregon or elsewhere?


Sigh--no takers or anyone with insight?

Paging Conor Dary???

It's tru, I quoted myself above. Sigh.
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Re: Oregon Twilight--Rupp runs 7:46.34

Postby Conor Dary » Wed May 08, 2013 4:07 pm

exdrake wrote:
exdrake wrote:Digefa listed in results as Fr unattached. meaning? Freshman at Oregon or elsewhere?


Sigh--no takers or anyone with insight?

Paging Conor Dary???

It's tru, I quoted myself above. Sigh.


I am here, Sir!

Frankly, I have no idea who is on the Oregon team, so I am of little use there.
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