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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Big Distance Medley matchup on tap

Ken Goe of The Oregonian reports there will be a big distance medley relay matchup on Friday, May 6 at Hayward Field. If I'm not mistaken, that's the night before the Oregon Twilight meet.

EDIT: it's during the Oregon Twilight, which is on Friday not Saturday.

The race will include A-teams from the Ducks and the Oregon Track Club. The OTC will bring out Nick Symmonds, Ashton Eaton, Tyler Mulder and anchor with either Andrew Wheating or Russell Brown. Oregon will line up AJ Acosta, Michael Berry, Matt Centrowitz and Elijah Greer.

Could the American Record be broken? Maybe. It's a tough one, 9:15.63 in one of those USA v. The World deals at the Penn Relays. That included a 1:44 leg by Khadevis Robinson and a 3:53 anchor by Bernard Lagat.

The best time ever recorded by an all-US club team is 9:21.77 by the Oregon TC, run at Washington's Dempsey Indoor last year.

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