Updike, Dunbar run well at David Hemery Valentine Invitational

February 19, 2020
Isaac Updike track and field

Isaac Updike

Ketchikan’s Isaac Updike didn’t repeat as 3,000-meter run champion at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational in Boston.

But he did run much faster, dusting his time from a year ago.

The 27-year-old placed 10th out of 192 finishers in the men’s 3,000 in 7:47.93, blowing the doors off his 2019 time of 7:56.63.

Last year, won a photo finish by just 0.13 seconds.

Updike, of Ketchikan High fame, is a professional runner with the New York New Jersey Track Club.

He was a four-time NAIA All-American at Eastern Oregon University and won a national championship in the 3,000 steeplechase.

Trevor Dunbar track and field

Trevor Dunbar

Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar also competed at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational, placing 20th out of 342 finishers in the men’s mile.

The 29-year-old clocked a time of 4:02.09.

Dunbar, of Kodiak High fame, holds the state record for the mile in 3:55.54, set in 2017 at the Adrian Martinez Classic in the Boston area.

In 2014, he ran 3:57.19 in Ireland. In 2013, became the first Alaskan to break the four-minute barrier in 3:59.06.

Dunbar was an eight-time NCAA All-American at the University of Oregon.

He is currently coaching at Florida State University.