St. Joseph Notre Dame senior Cooper Teare and Armijo senior Luis Grijalva (photo courtesy of Travis Miller and MileSplit), two of the top cross country and track and field runners in the nation stepped away from the track to compete at the Davis Stampede Half Marathon yesterday (Sunday 2/12). Teare was the winner of the race with a time of 1:12:05.5 followed by Grijalva at 1:12:58.3. You can check out the official results at this LINK.
For those of you not familiar with half marathons, Teare's time breaks down to 5:30.19 per mile. Grijalva's time breaks down to 5:34.22 per mile.
According to Jack Daniels, the following half marathon times are equivalent to the following:
1:11:56 = 9:45 2 miles and 4:33 mile
1:12:53 = 9:53 2 miles and 4:37 mile
I am fairly certain both Teare and Grijalva ran controlled races as they look ahead to the start of the outdoor track and field season.