Dunbar Going For Gold In Eugene

A Kodiak High School alum will be vying for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team tonight. Trevor Dunbar, an all-American sophomore at the University of Oregon, will compete in the 5,000 meter preliminary this evening.

Dunbar was the 25th qualifier for the 25 places, and had been “on the bubble” until Saturday.

The Anchorage Daily News reports Dunbar is in a field that includes Galen Rupp, who won Friday night’s 10,000 meters, and Alan Webb, who holds the American record in the mile.

Dunbar will compete in the first of two heats, which begin at 6 p.m. Alaska time. They will be broadcast live on the NBC Sport Channel.

Two other Alaskans are competing this week in Eugene: Jordan Clarke, a shot-putter from Anchorage qualified Saturday for the finals by finishing 8th in the preliminaries, and Janay DeLoach, who went to Eielson High in Fairbanks is a favorite to make the U.S. Olympic team in the long jump.

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Jay Barrett is the news director at KMXT in Kodiak.

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