Dunbar Competing in Junior Nationals Thursday


Jay Barrett/KMXT

trevor-dunbar.jpg Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar looks to be one of the favorites in the 5,000 meters at the USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field National Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday. Dunbar’s father, Marcus, phoned into KMXT’s Jock of the Rock Saturday with the details of the race.

(Dunbar 1 14 sec "It’s the USA Championships … only track and field.")

He says if Trevor does well Thursday, he’ll be advancing to the World Championships.

(Dunbar 2 9 sec "If he gets in the top two … so it’s kind of exciting.")

Marcus says his son has a good chance of placing in the top two:

(Dunbar 3 34 sec "He’s run a 13:55, which … going in as the favorite.")

Trevor has been doing some altitude training to help him prepare for the event:

(Dunbar 4 33 sec "Yeah, he’s been training … to move it around.")

The USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships start Wednesday, with the 5,000 meter finals being held Thursday evening, at 5 p.m. Kodiak time.

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