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Will Leer.

Postby lovetorun » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:08 pm

It's been interesting watching Will Leer through the indoor season and now into outdoor. He seems to be in paticularly good form right now...the latest indicator being his fine 13:36 5K road race results at Carlsbad where he placed fifth and out ran David Torrance.

Leer has always been kind of a "sleeper" to me i.e. a runner who has great potential but hasn't reached it yet. He may be coming into his own, and I hope he gets in a fast 1500m or 5000m at Stanford later this month. Would love to see him continuing to show great form and surprize some people. Even perhaps make it on our team to Moscow.
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Re: Will Leer.

Postby lovetorun » Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:56 pm

Leer's 13:21.55 at Mt Sac was impressive. He appeared capable, in a faster, more competitive race to run much faster. Will be interesting to see what he does as the season goes on...and to see if he gets into some 1500m/mile races also.
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Re: Will Leer.

Postby 26mi235 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:09 pm

Pomona College (DIII) grad.
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Re: Will Leer.

Postby aaronk » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:43 pm

With his beard and hippie appearance....kinda reminds me of Gabe Jennings!!
(Not to mention their running talents are quite similar!!)
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Re: Will Leer.

Postby Master Po » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:49 pm

Appreciate this thread -- Leer is an athlete I have enjoyed watching. A good competitor, a straightforward speaker about his performances and the sport when I have heard him in interviews. I also appreciate anyone who comes up to the national level from D3.

I really appreciated his 3k/mile double at USATF indoor. I know the field was minimal in the 3k, but he and Ben Bruce really went at it competitively, and I think that speaks well of Leer's (and Bruce's) commitment to competing. And Leer's comeback win in the mile was fun to watch. He really had to work for that.

Definitely impressed with his 13:21. 15 second PB. Had someone else in that field been up for running a steady pace and going for sub-13:20, I'm sure Leer would have been there.

He's a very good 1500/mile guy on the national level, but I have always hoped he would consider moving up to 5k. In college he did 1500/mile and 5k. I know that was at a less intensely competitive level, but he has some experience there. I think he could be a 5k runner at a higher level than he is as a miler. I hope he at least gets into one more fast 5k this Spring.

In any case, I appreciate his commitment to competing -- he looks as though he really enjoys the sport.
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Re: Will Leer.

Postby Brian » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:45 pm

Please be more specific with your thread titles, lovetorun.

I thought you were telling us what you'd do if the Pre Classic sponsored a naked women's mile.

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