Oregon Track and Field was well represented at the Boston Marathon on Monday as two Alums had top five finishes.
The Oregon Track and Field family is becoming bigger every year. One name, who has seen some controversy surrounding his performance is Galen Rupp. Rupp began running in Marathons last year and the Boston Marathon on Monday was just the third marathon he has ever run. He came in second place. The Portland, Oregon native finished with an unofficial time of two hours, nine minutes and fifty-eight seconds according to KGW.com.
On the Women’s side, Jordan Hasay finished her run in the Boston Marathon in third place. She posted the fastest debut by an American by over two and a half minutes. In all, there were four former Oregon Ducks that ranked in the Top 10 of this year’s Boston Marathon.
Shadrack Biwott and Luke Paskedra finished fourth and ninth respectively.
It has not been an easy year for Jordan Hasay. Her mom passed away in November and her father, traveled to Boston. The victory was likely bittersweet. When her mother was alive, her parents never missed a race when she was at the University of Oregon.
Both Galen Rupp and Jordan Hasay continue to impress at the next level. Both have overcome obstacles in different ways to become among the best in Track and Field.