FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, February 12 — Talk about dominance. After the scintillating results from the Razorback Invitational, Oregon milers now hold the top 3 spots on the all-time collegiate indoor list and the top 5 in the 1500 (see charts).
Both senior Cooper Teare (3:50.39, 3:35.46 en route) and soph Cole Hocker (3:50.55, 3:35.63) broke the previous Collegiate Records. Both old records had been set by Ducks, a 3:52.01 mile for Edward Cheserek in ’17 and a 3:36.93 in the 1500 by James West last year. Teare also claimed the Absolute CR in the mile, supplanting the Cheserek mark. To boot, teammate Charlie Hunter moved to No. 6 ever with his 3:53.49 (and No. 4 ever with his 3:36.94).
The race was an all-Oregon affair, with soph Angus Folmli and junior Reed Brown — who ran 3:56.61 on this track 2 weeks ago — doing the early pacesetting. Folmli was in the lead with 7, 6 & 5 laps to go before stepping off, Brown with 4 & 3. Only a half-second separated the remaining quartet of Oregonians at that point.
Brown faded at that point, Hunter’s 2:54.91 putting him in the lead with 400 to go, followed by Teare (2:55.01) and Hocker (2:55.19). Teare then unleashed the fastest lap of the race, 28.20, making a big move up the homestraight to lead Hocker by 0.23 and Hunter by 0.32 with a lap to go. Hunter faded on the final circuit. While Hocker produced the fastest finish (14.92 from the 1500 split to the tape), it only made up 0.02 on Teare.
The All-Time Collegiate Indoor Mile & 1500 Top 10s
Oregon’s trio of Cooper Teare, Cole Hocker and Charlie Hunter crashed the all-time collegiate lists in both the mile and 1500 at the Razorback Invitational. The Top 10s (‘ after name = not eligible for U.S. teams):