Big thanks to the first guy I called when I moved to Nebraska. A fella that knew more about elite level running than maybe anyone else. All time performances, HS standouts over the last 30 years, memorable stories, most first hand, on the Truly Great Runners and Races. I’ve always hoped to have a line in his book.
Today’s title is borrowed from Alan Higley’s email to me this morning. From the horse’s mouth as it were, or as Alan might put it, from one end to the other. We respect each other that much.
So Alan joins what is a solid case against my record ranting. I called Indy right after penning yesterday, again la boca de caballo and that’s that.
An important reason for someone from our association to attend the USATF Annual Meetings. At the 2013 meetings the rule was changed from what I had operated under for over 25 years in road race management. Since that point in time, any USATF recognized State Records must have obtained the USATF Sanctioning prior to the conduct of the event. My radar tingled when cracking the Zach Hine case, blame it on Rio.
Immediately adjusted the semantics to “Best ever on Nebraska Soil!” And then my old buddy sets me (us all) straight with these all time bests at the venerable Pioneer’s Park XC Course. This whole process has been educative for me and our entire LDR membership and I love it.
|1. Adam Goucher||1998||Colorado||23:45.7|
|2. Richard Kosgei||1992||Barton County CC||23:54.0|
|3. Cleophas Boor||1996||Nebraska||24:05.3|
|4. Morney Annandale||1996||Wichita State||24:09.6|
|5. Julius Bor||2007||Cloud County||24:12.6|
From Alan: “I acutally timed the fastest 8K “ever contested on Nebraska soil.” You do not forget great moments in running history like that. And to think that Goucher ran 27 seconds faster ALL ALONE (next runner was almost a quarter mile behind him) on a tough Cross Country Course.
Actual Factual Information.