Dunbar wins mile heat at MPSF Championships in Seattle

March 2, 2014

Dunbar, Trevor13University of Oregon track star Trevor Dunbar of Kodiak won one of two heat races in the indoor mile at the MPSF Championships in Seattle.

The 22-year-old All-American finished in 4:04.59 – the second-fastest time among 25 NCAA runners in the two races.

Dunbar, of Kodiak High fame, is a senior with the Ducks. He is the only Alaskan to ever break the famed four-minute barrier in the mile after running a PR of 3:56.09 in July in Portland, Ore.

At the MPSF Championships in Seattle, he also ran the 3,000 meters as a rabbit and did not finish. His job was to push the pace, which helped a pair of teammates PR in the race.

“Trevor Dunbar also did a great job with the pacing duties after a strong run in the mile,” Oregon head coach Robert Johnson told the school’s website.

The Ducks will be back in action in two weeks at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque. The final list of NCAA participants will be released Tuesday.