Cooper Teare comes through with a U.S. title in the men's 1,500
Cooper Teare place into the lead with 100 meters remaining
remaining in the men’s 1,500-meter final Saturday afternoon and the
Oregon senior held off a hard charge from numerous competitors
to win a national title on day three of the USA Outdoor Championships
at Hayward Field.In a crowded field that included three other current or
former Ducks, Teare surged to the front of the pack coming out of the final turn.
He won with a time of 3 minutes, 45.86 seconds, narrowly holding
off Jonathan Davis (3:46.01) and Josh Thompson (3:46.07).
Oh my god, it feels amazing,” Teare said. “It set in there
for a second right after I finished. I think I’m going to get
another wave of joy coming in pretty soon.”
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