Ian Dobson Runs Second-Fastest 10,000 Meter Time in School History

June 20, 2003

Stanford, Ca - Ian Dobson, a sophomore from Klamath Falls, Or, ran the second fastest 10,000 meters in school history on Thursday night at the 2003 United States Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Cobb Track & Angell Field.

Dobson, competing against the best distance runners in the United States, ran 28:20.51 in finishing in sixth place. Dobson's previous best time was 28:32.23 at the NCAA Track & Field Championships last week.

Adam Tenforde finished tenth, and like Dobson, set a career-best time. Tenforde, a senior from Richland, Wa, was timed in 28:23.67 which is sixth-best in school history. Tenforde's previous best time was 28:37.65, also set at the NCAA's last week.

Alan Culpepper, representing adidas, won the event in a time of 27:55.36.

After day one of the heptathlon, Lillian Bush resides in 16th place with 2,944 points. Kim Schiemenz, competing unattached, leads after four events with 3,617 points.

Bush began the day with 931 points by running a 14.34 in the 100 meter hurdles. In the next event, the high jump, Bush gained another 806 points with a leap of 5-5 1/4 (1.66m). However, Bush, competing with a broken right wrist suffered in a recent bicycle accident, picked up only 451 points in the shot put with a throw of 28-10 1/2 (8.80m). Bush finished the day with a time of 26.48 in the 200 meters, good for 756 points.

The final three events (long jump, javelin, 800 meters) of the heptathlon will be held on Friday.

For complete results, go to www.usatf.org

First Day Results
2003 United States Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Stanford University - Cobb Track & Angell Field

10,000 meters - 6. Ian Dobson, 28:20.51; 10. Adam Tenforde 28:23.67
Heptathlon (first day) - 16. Lillian Bush, 2,944 points; 100 meter hurdles (14.34, 931 points); high jump (5-5 1/4, 1.66m, 806 points); shot put (28-10 1/2, 8.80m, 451 points); 200 meters (26.48, 756 points)

First Day Results
2003 United States Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Stanford University - Cobb Track & Field Championships
Heptathlon - Sally Mills withdrew after two events; 100 meter hurdles (15.51, 775 points); high jump (nh, 0 points)

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