Thurston County Men's All-Time Track Middle And Long-Distance Records

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.

800 Meters

Larry Weber, 1:49.65, 1979

Location: Spokane, Washington

Northwest Relays 

1500 Meters

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

5000 Meters

Dave Gordon, 13:41

Location: Eugene, Oregon

Steve Prefontaine Track and Field Meet

10,000 Meters

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 our area's highest USA and world rankings.


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...ran with Dave Gordon at the University of Montana...two-time Big Sky Conference 800 meter champion.