The All-Time Track bests for any age in the men's middle and long-distance events in Thurston County are below. I am verifying the year of Dave Gordon's record times in the 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters currently. The year for both records was 1985 or 1986.
Dave attended Capital High School and The University of Montana before running for Nike's Athletic West.
I attended North Thurston High School and The University of Montana before running for the Reebok Harriers.
Larry Weber, 1:49.65, 1979
Location: Spokane, Washington
Larry Weber, *3:42.74, 1983
Larry Weber, 4:00.10, 1983
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Roger Bannister/John Landy 25th Anniversary Event Of The First Dual Sub-Four Minute Mile
Dave Gordon, 13:41
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Steve Prefontaine Track and Field Meet
Dave Gordon, 28:14
Location: Walnut, California
Mt. Sac Relays
Dave Gordon, 2:11:59, 1984
Location: Buffalo, New York
United States Olympic Marathon Trials
*Official USA Track & Field Conversion From Mile to 1500 meters for entry into the USA Track and Field Championship in 1983
Other Highlights: 4th in the USA Olympic Marathon Trials... missed making the Olympic Team by a mere nine seconds in the marathon...made the USA Marathon World Championship team...featured on the "up close and personal" segment of ABC's Wide World Of Sports at one time... NCAA Division All-American in the 10,000 meters on the track...First-American finisher at the Boston Marathon one year...greatest male runner ever in Thurston County History based on highest USA and world rankings ever from our area.
Other highlights:..won and set the all-time record in the Original Ultimate Runner Competition (10k, 400 meters, 100 meters, mile, and a marathon all ran on the same day).... semi-finalist in 1500 meters at the USA Track and Field Championships...ran 3:52.0 road mile on the certified but elevation loss main street mile course...trained with Dave Gordon in Olympia for a short time after college until he left for Eugene to run for Nike's Athletic West.