Updike bros finish 2nd, 3rd in steeplechase at Oregon Twilight

May 5, 2017

Isaac Updike track steeplechase

Isaac Updike

Ketchikan brothers Isaac and Lucas Updike ran together in high school, at Eastern Oregon University and now for Team Run Eugene in Oregon.

Tonight, they finished second and third in the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Oregon Twilight at iconic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

Isaac lost a photo finish and his brother won a photo finish.

Isaac finished second with a time of 8:40.05 – just behind winner and Team Run Eugene teammate Tripp Hurt’s 8:39.39.

Lucas took third in 8:58.41, just .56 seconds ahead of fourth place.

Lucas Updike track steeplechase

Lucas Updike

The Updike brothers combined for 10 NAIA All-American finishes at Eastern Oregon University.

Isaac earned six of them, including four in the steeplechase. He won the NAIA national championship in 2013.

Lucas was an All-American in both track and cross country.