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Post by Geezaldinho on Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:31 pm

One of our future pilots got an 8th place finish at the Boston Indoor games.


Alaska's Daily Newspaper.

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Post by Geezaldinho on Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:07 am

The Kodiak Daily Mirror has a piece on Trevor's signing party, so it's a done deal.

Can't wait to get him on campus.

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Re: Trevor Dunbar makes good

Post by pilotram on Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:21 am

We're going to be so loaded in 2-3 years.

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Post by ekrauss on Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:05 pm

If you "Google" Trevor Dunbar and the University of Portland together you'll find some interesting results. There have been several stories written about him in national and on-line track and field publications. He really is a "top-three" national recruit.

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Post by pilotram on Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:19 am

He is a top tier recruit for sure. Certainly more high profile than most of the guys we get.
BTW, apparently most of our top guys are hurt right now. I was wondering why there was a shortage of Pilot track results this season.

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Post by mattywizz on Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:40 am

coldsmokeAT wrote:We're going to be so loaded in 2-3 years.

By so loaded do you think they will be able to be top 6 in the nation?

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Re: Trevor Dunbar makes good

Post by pilotram on Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:18 am

mattywizz wrote:
coldsmokeAT wrote:We're going to be so loaded in 2-3 years.

By so loaded do you think they will be able to be top 6 in the nation?
Pretty much impossible for a casual fan such as myself to predict. Depends on what other programs are doing at the time. Just look at whOregon and how they were able to turn it around into a national championship program in just a few years.

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Post by DaTruRochin on Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:04 pm

coldsmokeAT wrote:. Just look at whOregon and how they were able to turn it around into a national championship program in just a few years.

And by turn into a national championship program you mean sign Galen Rupp....

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Post by pilotram on Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:57 pm

DaTruRochin wrote:
coldsmokeAT wrote:. Just look at whOregon and how they were able to turn it around into a national championship program in just a few years.

And by turn into a national championship program you mean sign Galen Rupp....
And replace the coaching staff (Rupp's arrival was pretty much contingent on this). Also someone managed to convince the NCAA to let Rupp in after he had already gone pro.

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Post by DaTruRochin on Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:09 pm

coldsmokeAT wrote:And replace the coaching staff (Rupp's arrival was pretty much contingent on this). Also someone managed to convince the NCAA to let Rupp in after he had already gone pro.

Funny what a little money and an uncle name Phil will get you...

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Post by mattywizz on Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:14 pm

ColdSmoke, you are much more than a casual fan...You have always been the authority I turn to on any race longer than 400 meters (other than the 1600 relay, of course).

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Post by DaTruRochin on Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:17 pm

mattywizz wrote:ColdSmoke, you are much more than a casual fan...You have always been the authority I turn to on any race longer than 400 meters (other than the 1600 relay, of course).

Agreed, not to many casual fans actually RAN those distances in college... Not to mention ran them under Rob Conner's supervision...

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Post by pilotram on Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:45 pm

mattywizz wrote:ColdSmoke, you are much more than a casual fan...You have always been the authority I turn to on any race longer than 400 meters (other than the 1600 relay, of course).
In that case, let me tell you something about the 401 meter dash. The key is to save something for the end.

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Post by ekrauss on Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:12 am

I think that the addition of Dunbar and Osoro, will certainly have an impact on Pilot Cross Country in the next few years. I was a sprinter at UP many years ago in the Mike Johnson era, when we actually fielded a track team with participants in every event, and I found that the distance runners were like a sled team. They enjoyed running in a pack and that they responded very favorably when talented new members of the pack came on board. It wasn't like those of us who were sprinters and tended to train individually and didn't really work off each other's efforts except when we were doing relay work. And the pick up of Dunbar and Osoro will bode well for getting new recruits as they will believe that the UP pack has the kind of talent that will challenge and push them to a higher level of achievement. These two new recruits could represent a move to the next level for UP cross country. And it doesn't hurt that Coach Conner continues to gain respect and visibility on the national level as a coach who successfully develops talent rather than impeding it.

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Post by pilotram on Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:49 pm

ekrauss wrote:These two new recruits could represent a move to the next level for UP cross country. And it doesn't hurt that Coach Conner continues to gain respect and visibility on the national level as a coach who successfully develops talent rather than impeding it.
That's what I'm hoping for. Conner's success has been built on local (PNW) guys, but once you can recruit on a nationwide level then you're big time.

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Post by onetouchfutbol on Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:16 pm

coldsmokeAT wrote:
ekrauss wrote:These two new recruits could represent a move to the next level for UP cross country. And it doesn't hurt that Coach Conner continues to gain respect and visibility on the national level as a coach who successfully develops talent rather than impeding it.
That's what I'm hoping for. Conner's success has been built on local (PNW) guys, but once you can recruit on a nationwide level then you're big time.

Well, I'd consider being able to recruit Kenya a sign that the program is going big time too...

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