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His winning time was In the spring of Ritzenhein ran a The next day he won the m at the Big 12 Outdoor Conference Championships. Ritzenhein harbored hopes of competing in the Olympic Games at the end of the summer in Athensbut shortly after the NCAA meet he developed a stress fracture in his foot.
He limped through the Olympic Trials in the 10, m, finishing last, but was able to make the team because the two other athletes with Olympic qualifying times did not go to Athens, Bob Kennedy having dropped out of the Olympic Trials race with an Achilles tendon injury and Meb Keflezighi choosing to focus solely on the marathon.
Ritzenhein ran the Olympic 10, m, but dropped out mid-race due to pain caused by his stress fracture. Shortly after the Olympics he decided to forgo his remaining collegiate eligibility in order to run professionally. At this time he changed coaches from Mark Wetmore to Brad Hudson. In January he won the prestigious Belfast International cross country race, and seemed to be in great form.
Ritzenhein won the U. Before the World Cross Country Championships expectations were high and some prognosticators even predicted a top 10 finish, but Ritzenhein faded after going out with the leaders and ended up placing 62nd. Ritzenhein's track season began with a In a much anticipated 2 mile race that included high school rival Alan Webb, Ritzenhein ran 8: A few days before the U.
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Outdoor Track Championships Ritzenhein injured a nerve on his foot while kicking around a soccer ball bare foot with his dog. This injury effectively ended his season. Leading with Hall and Jorge Torres for several circuits of the 12K course, he dropped off badly near the end as Ryan Hall ran away from the field.
Ritzenhein finished nearly a minute behind Hall and finished fourth in the race. He qualified for the team but appeared to be hurting badly after the race, leading some to question his fitness heading into the IAAF World Cross-Country Championships April 1—2.
Ritzenhein was diagnosed with walking pneumonia after the USATF national cross-country championships and forfeited his spot on the US team.
High school experiences helped shape the U.S. Olympic men's track and field team
Prior to the race Webb and Ritzenhein agreed to alternate leading the race for the first 24 laps. The last lap would be "every man for himself. In the m at the U. Here is an athlete-by-athlete breakdown of where the members of the U. Olympic track and field team come from high school and a brief rundown of their high school accomplishments. Broke the Kentucky state record in the meters when he ran American record holder at 9.
Justin GatlinWoodham Pensacola, Fla. Won Florida state titles in the and meter hurdles as a senior before turning his focus to the flat sprints. Placed third in the Four years later he won the Olympic gold medal in the meters in Athens.
Made his initial mark as a high school senior, breaking out with Oregon records in the A top basketball player and wide receiver on the football team, Spearmon did a little bit of everything on the track, including long jumptriple jump He won the Arkansas Meet of Champions in Won the double at the Missouri state meet as a senior and concluded the season ranked US 5 in the He won the Kansas Relays as a junior and senior.
One of the more improbable stories on the team, he was a weight lifter in high school who finished last in the Kansas 6A meters final, running He never met the DyeStat Elite cutoff; four years later he's on the Olympic team. A supreme high school talent who was undefeated as a senior and won the gold medal in the at the World Junior Championships He won Virginia state titles in theand and was US 1 in theUS 3 in the He won Florida 2A titles in the and his senior year and was second in the His best time of Bryshon Nellum, former Long Beach Poly star, overcame a gunshot wound to his leg to make the Olympic team in the meters.
Who can forget his stirring anchor leg on the 4x relay at the Penn Relays when he split Nellum won the double two years in a row at the California state meet and was US 1 in in both events with As a senior inSymmonds won the Idaho state title in the with US 67 1: Duane SolomonCabrillo Lompoc, Calif.
He was US 1 in the as a senior inrunning 1: Turned to track after he broke his wrist playing football as a junior. Won four state titles in Texas, including back-to-back meters titles as a junior and senior.Peachtree Ridge Cross Country State Meet 2012
He was fourth at the Outdoor nationals in therunning US 8 1: Matthew Centrowitz 1,Broadneck Annapolis, Md. Son of Olympian Matt Centrowitz andthose great genes were evident in high school. After finishing eighth at the Foot Locker XC championships, he ran 4: A Vermonter who attended school across the river in New Hampshire, his enormous potential was almost completely untapped by the time he graduated.
He ran US 10 3: Juniors in June of Two years later, he made the Olympic team in the as a University of Oregon sophomore. His PR, fromis 3: Evan Jager and Matthew Centrowitz right went head to head in in the two-mile and both of them will compete for the U. At Outdoor Nationals, he was third in the mile 4: Donn Cabrall 3, steeplechaseGlastonbury Glastonbury, Ct. A standout in New Englandhe was 21st in his only appearance at Foot Locker junior year. On the track as a senior in he ran US 5 in the mile 4: Kyle Alcorn 3, steeplechaseBuchanan Clovis, Calif.
He was edged out by Tim Nelson in the California state finals of the 3, meters inrunning US 8 8: The year before, as a junior, he kicked to the win in 9: In cross country, he was second in the CIF finals as a senior, seventh as a junior. Played one season of varsity soccer before turning his attention to running under the guidance of Alberto Salazar. He trained with a global perspective from the start and along the way won five state championships, including a breakthrough victory over Lauren Jespersen in the cross country meet.
As a senior, Rupp was second at Foot Locker and in the spring of he broke national records in the 8: Came to the U. Part of one of the greatest races in Olympic history. Lopez Lomong 5,Tully Tully, N. One of the "Lost Boys of Sudan," his harrowing life story took a turn for the better when he emigrated to the U. He won indoor and outdoor New York state titles in the 1, meters in and had a best of US 8 4: In cross country, he broke the Missouri state championship course record and was fifth at the Foot Locker finals.
Dathan Ritzenhein 10,Rockford Rockford, Mich.
One of the most celebrated high school runners of all-time, "Ritz" won back-to-back Foot Locker Cross Country finals and and helped usher in a new era for high school distance running along with fellow Class of grads Alan Webb and Ryan Hall.
Ran well enough at the Foot Locker Midwest Regional to gain the interest of coaches at Wisconsin-Parkside, who turned him into a race walker. Moved with his family to the U. He won three CIF titles as a senior, taking the cross country title as well as the 1, and 3, in the spring of He was second at the Foot Locker championship and won the mile at the national outdoor championships. That set the stage for entrance into the "Big Three" along with Dathan Ritzenhein and Alan Webb when they became seniors together.
Hall finished third behind those two in the Foot Locker finals and won the CIF title in the 1, meters 4: Abdi Abdirahman marathonTucson Tucson, Ariz. Emigrated to the U. Aries Merritt hurdlesWheeler Marietta, Ga. He won state titles in the and hurdles at the Georgia state meet in and was US 3 in the s with He was sixth at the outdoor national championships in the hurdles but owned a wind-legal best of An outstanding high school hurdler, he ranked US 1 in the hurdles in andwhen he ran He also ran US 2 Richardson won a national outdoor title in the meter hurdles, clocking US 1 Jeff Porter hurdlesFranklin Somerset, N.
He tried several other events before finding a his niche with the hurdles and won the New Jersey Meet of Champions as a junior in That same spring he placed sixth at the national outdoor championships. He was US 1 in the indoor meter hurdles in A dominant high school athlete in Georgia, he won eight state titles including relays in and He earned a bronze medal at world juniors in the hurdles with a PR of Four-time Olympian, owner of three gold medals.
A supremely talented high school hurdler, he is No. He won three Texas 5A state titles in the hurdles, but lost the meter final to Jason Richardson Jamie Nieto high jumpValley Sacramento, Calif.
Ten weeks after picking up the high jump as a high school junior, he made it to the CIF finals. Nieto was also a football and basketball player in high school but eventually he turned his full attention to track and field. He cleared seven feet for the first time after he got to Sacramento City College. Erik Kynard high jumpRogers Toledo, Ohio: