Talbot part of record-setting 4xmile relay team for Dartmouth
Talbot ran the second leg and clocked a PR time of 4:03 as Dartmouth finished ninth in 16:27, the second-fastest time in New England history. It came before a crowd of 50,000.
“Penn Relays were an awesome experience,” he told me. “That crowd easily keeps the heart rate up until the start.”
Talbot, of Service High fame, went head-to-head against NCAA star Edward Cheserek of Oregon in a competitive field that the Ducks dominated. Cheserek ran a 3:56 as Oregon won with the sixth-fastest time in NCAA history [16:09].
“The plan was to try and stick with Oregon, but I realized I was up against Edward Cheserek, who I had watched the previous day decimate the field in the DMR,” Talbot said. “Overall I was very pleased with the result and school record. We definitely didn’t come away empty handed.
“Also I’m told we were on NBC Sports, so that’s pretty sweet.”