Trevor Dunbar fell short of breaking the 4-minute mile barrier for the second time in his career.
The University of Oregon senior clocked a 4:04.59 mile at the indoor track and field MPSF Championships Saturday in Seattle, Wash.
Dunbar won his heat and finished second overall.
During the summer, Dunbar became the first Alaska-born runner to run a mile under 4 minutes.
After running Saturday’s mile, Dunbar paced the 3,000-meter field for the opening 2,000 meters.
Teammate Edward Cheserek won the race in 7:47.20, the second-fastest time both in Oregon history and in the NCAA this season.
Oregon coach Robert Johnson credited Dunbar for the fast times on Oregon’s website.
Oregon’s next meet is March 14 at the NCAA Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. The list of participants was released today.
• Katie Strong, a junior at New Mexico State University, placed 27th in the 3,000-meter run at the Western Athletic Conference Championships Saturday in Idaho.
Strong, a Port Lions graduate, recorded a time of 11:05.07 in a field of 34 runners.
Jori Lindquist’s Northern Arizona team got the best of Laura Griffing’s University of Idaho squad at the WAC Championships in San Antonio, Texas.
Northern Arizona won the women’s team title with 743 points, 101 points ahead of runner-up Idaho.
Griffing, though, came away with the best individual finish, placing sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:03.47.
Griffing, a junior, qualified for the A final by recording the seventh-fastest preliminary time (1:03.82).
Griffing added a sixth-place finish in the 200 breaststroke C final — 22nd overall — with a time of 2:25.89 and was 31st in the 50 freestyle in 24.71.
Lindquist, a freshman, placed second in the 100 backstroke B final — 10th overall — with a time of 57.69. She also added a third-place finish in the 200 backstroke B final — 11th overall — with a time of 2:03.53.
Lindquist was also part of the 200 medley (fourth place) and the 200- and 400-freestyle relays (sixth place).
Tucker Van Matre of Southern Oregon University qualified for the NAIA National Championships that begin Thursday in Topeka, Kansas.
Van Matre, a senior, punched his second trip to nationals with a runner-up performance in the 184-pound bracket at the Western Regional Qualifying Tournament on Feb. 22.
This is Van Matre’s first trip to nationals since his freshman year at Southern Oregon.
Alysa Horn posted a double-double For TSV Viernheim in a 53-51 loss to Sandhausen Sunday in a Bundelisga second division game in Germany.
Horn scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. She hit 9 of her 16 shots from the field and added two steals.
Viernheim (5-14) plays March 8 against Mainz.
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