Talbot, Fletcher finish seconds apart at Wisconsin Invite

October 19, 2014

With 36 colleges and more than 250 runners, the Wisconsin Invitational is so massive you could get lost on the way to the starting line.

Silas Talbot Track and FieldYet somehow a couple of Alaskans from different schools managed to finish just a few strides apart.

Anchorage’s Silas Talbot of Dartmouth finished 84th with a time of 24:32.

Three seconds later, Anchorage’s Aaron Fletcher of BYU crossed 92nd in 24:35.

If it seems like these guys are connected, they are in a way. Both were state runner-ups in high school, Talbot in 2009 for Service and Fletcher in 2008 for South.

Now they are both at NCAA D1 schools.

Talbot was Dartmouth’s No. 1 runner at the Wisconsin Invitational.

The senior has posted sub-25 times in nine consecutive 8K races dating back to 2012.

Aaron Fletcher RunningFletcher was BYU’s fifth runner as the Cougars placed 13th as a team.

The junior has enjoyed a strong 2014 calendar year, especially during the track season when he set career-best marks in the mile, 3K and steeplechase.