Dunbar a serious threat to win 5,000 at Pac-12 Championships

May 17, 2014

Dunbar, Trevor13Healthy and hungry, Trevor Dunbar of Kodiak could eat up the competition at the Pac-12 Track and Field Championships, which kick off today in Pullman, Wash.

The 23-year-old All-American will run in the 5,000 meters on Sunday.

This spring he has the NCAA’s fourth fastest time [13:32.38], a glimpse of Dunbar’s unbelievable talent. He could win a Pac-12 title. He’s that good.

“I’ve had a full year where I’ve been 100 percent healthy and training,” Dunbar told the Eugene Register-Guard. “I’m building on my confidence with every race. I’m fulfilling my expectations and going in the championships I’m liking where I am right now.”

Two years ago, Dunbar finished sixth in the 5,000 at the NCAA Championships.

Then he was forced to redshirt the 2013 track season after knee surgery and tendon injuries.

The senior came back this year stronger than ever. He enters the Pac-12 Championships as the favorite to win the 5,000, with his qualifying time a full second quicker than the next fastest guy.