According to a report by Ken Goe of the Oregonian, University of Oregon track and field star Trevor Dunbar will be attempting to run a sub-four-minute mile on Monday July 15th at Roosevelt High School (Portland) in the Roughrider Twilight.
The Roughrider Twilight will play host to Nike Oregon Project runners Jordan Hasay and Tara Erdmann who are both trying to hit qualifying standard time for the IAAF World Championships in the 10,000 meter. The “A” standard is 31:45, and the “B” is 32:05.
Dunbar, before his career with the Ducks, competed at the University of Portland not too far away from Roosevelt High School.
Dunbar ran a 3:38.38 time in the 1,500 meters at the Victoria International Track Classic this past holiday weekend meaning he would be on pace to hit the time. He missed his opportunity this spring after an injury that cost him the 2013 college outdoor track and field season.
Should Dunbar be successful he’d be the first Alaskan to break the four minute mile barrier.