Posted on May 14 2014
Galen Rupp will open his outdoor season at Occidental on Thursday night, running the 5,000 meters. Galen will be racing his first 5K since he broke the American Indoor Record in January, running 13:01. Although Alberto doesn't expect the times to be that fast he is looking for a hard effort. “This is really a chance for everyone to work on closing hard and is a great tune up for the Pre Classic at the end of the month.”
Matthew Centrowitz Jr. will also be making the trip down to Oxy, to run the 1500. Fresh off running 13:20 in the 5K last weekend, a PR, the 2013 World Championships Silver Medalist is looking forward to running in a fast 1500. "I’m looking for an honest pace but the main goal is to get out there and compete."
Joining Matthew in the 1500 is Cam Levins. Cam ran a qualifying time in the 10K at Payton Jordan 2 weeks ago, so this is a chance for him to work on his closing speed. Cam said, “I ran 3:36 last year at Oxy and I’m looking to run fast again this year. This is a great chance for me to work on my speed which I will need later in the season in the 5K and 10K.”