Dunbar sets Alaska record at Cork City mile in Ireland

July 8, 2014

Dunbar, Trevor13Three weeks after setting an Alaska record for the fastest 5,000 meters, Trevor Dunbar of Kodiak bested his own state record in the mile.

The eight-time NCAA All-American posted a personal-best time of 3:57.19 at the Cork City mile in Ireland. He was third out of 15 starters in the mile.

Last year, in Oregon, he became the first Alaskan to break the four-minute barrier in 3:59.06.

Dunbar recently completed his college eligibility at the University of Oregon.

At the NCAA Track and Field Championships in June, he finished third in the 5,000 meters with a state record time of 13:26.9. His time was about a half second ahead of the previous record held by former Olympian Don Clary in 1986.

Two days earlier at the NCAAs he finished fifth in the 10,000 meters in 28:53.81.