Thomet clocks one of the fastest 5,000 times ever by an Alaskan

April 29, 2017

Levi Thomet cross country running

Levi Thomet

Kodiak’s Levi Thomet made a little history in the 5,000 meters at the Oregon State High Performance meet in Corvallis, Oregon.

The University of Oregon freshman used a strong finish to outkick one runner down the stretch and nearly catch another before finishing with a terrific third-place showing out of a 40-man field that featured a half dozen professional runners.

Thomet’s time of 14:01.82 was the fifth fastest all-time among Alaskans, according to running historian Marcus Dunbar, a former Oregon Duck who owns the No. 9 time.

Dunbar coached Thomet in high school, a Kodiak Bears program that produced the first, fifth and tenth runners on the top 10 list.

Fastest 5,000s among Alaskans
1 Trevor Dunbar 13:26.90 2014
2 Don Clary 13:27.41 1986
3 David Morris 13:43.29 1994
4 Jim Shine 13:59.55 2000
5 Levi Thomet 14:01.82 2017
6 Jesse Cherry 14:02.86 2010
7 Robert Walgren 14:13.51 2014
8 Rick Wilhelm 14:18.9 1991
9 Marcus Dunbar 14:21.1 1996
10 Miles Dunbar 14:25.09 2001