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Ben Bruce - OTC EliteCollege: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Event: 3,000 Steeplechase – 8:19.10

Coach: Mark Rowland

One of OTC Elite’s most versatile runners in both cross country and track, steeplechaser Ben Bruce, a native Californian, joined the club in January of 2009.

2010: Most recently, in January of 2011, Bruce defeated Max King and teammate Kevin Chelimo among many others to win the Bay Area Cross Country Challenge. … In the Spring of 2010, Bruce represented the United States at the World Cross Country Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Bruce earned the honor of representing the U.S. by finishing fourth at the U.S. Nationals in February with a 12k time of 35:16. In the fall of 2010 Bruce took part in the World Half-Marathon Championships in Nanning, China. … On the track, Bruce’s summer season in Europe was highlighted by a third-place finish in the 3,000 Steeplechase at the Gateshead Diamond League meet. Bruce clocked an 8:22.88, which not only knocked over 3 seconds off his PB, but also set an OTC Elite record. … Bruce opened his track season on April 30 at the Cardinal Invite, running 8:28.76 in the steeple. In May, he won the 5,000 meters at the Oregon Twilight meet in a personal-best time of 13:31.87, which was a 5-second PB. … Also in 2010, Bruce placed 10th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Daegu Pre-Championship Meeting on May 15th with a time of 8:29.81. In June, Bruce placed sixth at the New York Diamond League competition in 8:26.23 and then took second (in 8:30.87) at the USATF Outdoor Championships. He then went to Europe, racing in four meets, and finishing in the top 3 three times. … Bruce finished off the summer with two USA road championship races: a sixth-place showing at the USA 20k Championships on September 6 and a second-place finish at the USA 5k Championships on September 19. His 20k time of 59:59 (4:50 mile pace) was a personal best at that distance.

2009: In his first race in an OTC Elite jersey, Bruce broke his PB in the steeplechase at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational in early May, with an 8:26.08 winning effort. Bruce’s time proved good enough to rank him 3rd nationally and inside the top 50 in the world for 2009.

Previous professional highlights: In 2008, Bruce qualified for the steeplechase final at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials, clocking a then career-best of 8:32.57 to win his preliminary heat. He finished 12th in the finals. In 2007, Bruce ran a season-best of 8:32.74 at the Prefontaine Classic.

College: Bruce starred at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the early 2000s, setting the school record in the 5,000 meters with a time of 13:40.9 and running a best time of 8:33.70 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase—which ranks second in Mustangs’ history. As a senior, in the spring of 2005, Bruce earned All-America honors with a sixth-place showing in the steeplechase at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships. He also won Big West Conference titles in both the steeple and the 5k that year. … His college career began at San Diego Mesa in the fall of 2000. During his two years there, Bruce led Mesa to two California State titles and won an individual state championship in the steeplechase in 2002. He still holds the Mesa school record in the steeplechase (8:58.40).

High School: Bruce was a three-sport star at Mt. Carmel High in San Diego, though track and field was not one of the three. Cross country, soccer and golf were his sports of choice. In the former, Bruce aided his Mt. Carmel team to a CIF San Diego Section title and a fifth-place finish in the California State Cross Country meet in the fall of 1999.

Personal: Bruce graduated from Cal Poly SLO in the spring of 2005 with a degree in Kinesiology. In 2006, he added a teaching degree in Physical Education. He can often be found traveling to Flagstaff, Ariz. to visit longtime girlfriend and elite runner Stephanie Rothstein. Bruce was born on September 10, 1982 and is the second of four children (Jenny, Tyler and Abby) born to Paul and Becky Bruce.

PERSONAL BESTS
3,000m Steeplechase – 8:19.10 – Ciutat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain - July 22, 2011
5,000 Meters – 13:31.87 – Oregon Twilight, Eugene, Ore. – May, 8, 2010
20K (road) – 59:59 – New Haven, Conn. – September 6, 2010

 

My Results

  Pl Rd F/H# Mark Converted Wind Division  
2011 NYRR Dash to the Finish Line 5k
5k Road 14     14:47 Open  

2011 Fifth Avenue Mile
1 Mile Road 16     4:00.4 Open  

2011 DecaNation
3k Steeple 3 F 1 8:34.27 Open  

2011 Zurich Diamond League - Weltklasse Zurich
3k Steeple 9 F 1 8:29.24 Open  

2011 IAAF World Outdoor Championships
3k Steeple 9 P 3 8:39.96 Open  

2011 London Diamond League - Aviva London Grand Prix - Crystal Palace
3k Steeple 8 F 1 8:35.26 Open  

2011 Ciutat de Barcelona
3k Steeple 5 F 1 8:19.10 Open  

2011 KBC Night of Athletics - Heusden
3k Steeple 1 F 1 8:26.16 Open  

2011 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
3k Steeple 1 P 2 8:40.62 Open  
3k Steeple 5 F 1 8:37.22 Open  

2011 PreClassic.com - The official Prefontaine Classic website
3k Steeple 8 F 1 8:37.27 Open  

2011 Shanghai Diamond League - Shanghai Golden Grand Prix
3k Steeple 12 F 1 8:26.00 Open  

2011 Oregon Twilight
3k 2 F 1 8:00.90  

2011 Payton Jordan - Cardinal Invite
3k Steeple 3 F 1 8:26.90 Section 1  

2011 Boston Marathon
5k Road 5     14:14 Open  

2011 Oregon Preview
2k Steeple 1 F 1 5:40.20  

2011 USA Cross Country Championships - Official Website
12k XC 18     37:07 Open  

2011 Bay Area Cross Challenge
8k XC 1     23:12 Open  

2010 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships
Half Marathon 56     1:09:26 Open  

2010 USA 5 km Championships - Official Website
5k Road 2     14:01 Open  

2010 USA 20 km Championships - Official Website
20k Road 6     59:59 Open  

2010 London Diamond League - Aviva London Grand Prix - Crystal Palace
3k Steeple 7 F 1 8:32.14 Open  

2010 Karlstad Grand Prix
3k Steeple 2 F 1 8:26.13 Open  

2010 Gateshead Diamond League - Aviva British Grand Prix
3k Steeple 3 F 1 8:22.88 Open  

2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
3k Steeple 2 P 1 8:40.88 Open  
3k Steeple 2 F 1 8:30.87 Open  

2010 New York Diamond League - adidas Grand Prix
3k Steeple 6 F 1 8:26.23 Open  

2010 Colorful Daegu Pre-Championships Meeting
3k Steeple 10 F 1 8:29.81 Open  

2010 Oregon Twilight
5k 1 F 1 13:31.87  

2010 Payton Jordan - Cardinal Invite
3k Steeple 3 F 1 8:28.76 Section 1  

2010 IAAF World XC Championships
12k XC 80     35:56  

2010 Oregon Preview
3k 3 F 1 7:59.75  

2010 Ras na hEireann Ireland
6k XC 1     17:38 Open  

2010 Armagh Road Race
5k Road 3     13:59.80 Open  

2010 USA Cross Country Championships - Official Website
12k XC 4     35:16 Open  

2009 Karlstad Grand Prix
3k Steeple 4 F 1 8:40.35 Open  

2009 KBC Night of Athletics
3k Steeple 5 F 1 8:26.60 Open  

2009 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Official Website at TrackTown.net
3k Steeple 5 F 1 8:36.76 Open  
3k Steeple 3 P 2 8:34.90 Open  

2009 PreClassic.com - The official Prefontaine Classic website
3k Steeple 5 F 1 8:33.11 Open  

2009 Oregon OSAA Outdoor State Championships
3k Steeple -- F 1 DNF Gleukos Collegiate  

2009 Oregon Twilight
1500m 13 F 1 3:50.54  

2009 Oregon Relays - OregonRelays.com
1 Mile 7 F 1 4:06.52  

 

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Ben Bruce - Wedding Proposals - Tuesday Tip 10/4/2011
Ben Bruce Post-Race 3000 Steeplechase Heats - IAAF World Outdoor Championships 2011
Mens 3000 Steeplechase Final - USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships 2011
Ben Bruce 1st 3000 Steeplechase Prelim Heat 2 - USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships 2011
Ben Bruce 1st Mens 3000 Steeplechase Heat 2 - USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships 2011
Mens 3000 Steeplechase Prelim Heat 2 - USA Outdoor Championships 2011
Mens Steeplechase - Prefontaine Classic 2011
Mens 3000 - Oregon Twilight 2011
Mens 2000 Steeple - Oregon Preview 2011
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