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Ian Dobson

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Ian Dobson - OTC EliteCollege: Stanford University
Event: 5,000 Meters – 13:15.33
Coach: Mark Rowland

A 2008 Olympian at 5,000 Meters, Ian Dobson is an Oregon native, hailing from Klamath Falls, Oregon. He joined OTC Elite’s squad in February of 2010.

Professional: Ian began his 2012 season by stepping down in distance to the mile at the Husky Classic indoor meet in Seattle, WA. He finished 5th, just two seconds off his personal best in 4:02.22. Entering the outdoor season, Ian again raced at the shorter distance in preparation for the 5,000 meter races to come. His 2012 debut 5,000 meters was alongside many of his OTC teammates at the Payton Jordan Invitational. He clocked in at 13:35.82. Dobson would look to the Oxy High Performance meet to grab the Olympic 'A' standard. He bettered his season 5,000 meter time to 13:30.70 and the US Olympic Trials 'A' standard, but was short of the Olympic Games 'A' standard. Ian's final race of the season was the 5,000-meter final at the U.S. Olympic Trials.

In his only indoor appearance for 2011, Dobson ran 7:54.39 for 3k at the Husky Invitational.  He hit the roads outdoors, winning the Aquafina Butte to Butte in Eugene with a time of 30:16.00 on July 4. … Competing in the green of OTC Elite in 2010, Dobson clocked a season-best mark of 13:31.89 at the Portland Distance Festival on June 11. He finished eighth in the 5,000 at the USA Outdoor Championships later that month. Earlier in the season, Dobson clocked a 13:37.90 at the Oregon Twilight meet in May. … In the summer of 2008, Dobson earned himself a trip to Bejing, China by taking the third and final qualifying spot at the US Olympic Trials in the 5,000 meters, clocking a time of 13:29.36. … In 2007, Dobson recorded a number of top-5 finishes in Europe: he placed second in the 1,500 at Brasschaat, was seventh in the 3,000 at Sheffield, fifth in the 2-mile at London and first in the 5,000 at Heusden, where he clocked his season-best 5k time of 13:18.87. He also finished ninth in the 5,000 at the 2007 USA Outdoor Championships. … In 2006, Dobson finished third in the 2-mile at Home Depot Center.

College: Dobson was a nine time All-American while at Stanford. His storied career as a Cardinal culminated with a second-place finish in the 5,000 meters at the 2005 USA Outdoor Championships, earning Dobson a place on his first US National team. Dobson won the NCAA Indoor 5,000-meter title in March of 2005 and was also a runner-up at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 5k. … As a junior in 2004, Dobson set a school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 8:32.09. He went on to finish third at NCAAs in the steeple. He also recorded the second fastest 10,000-meter collegiate time in the nation in 2004: a 28:15.66. Dobson also set an indoor school record that year in the 5,000 meters (13:40.91). … In cross country in the fall of 2003, Dobson won Pac-10 and NCAA West Regional titles and was named the NCAA West Regional Athlete of the Year. He finished fifth at the NCAA Championships.

High School: A distance-running star at Klamath Union High School in Klamath Falls, Oregon, Dobson was a two-time Oregon state cross country champion who helped his team to a pair of team state titles as well. On the track, he finished second in the state at 1,500 and 3,000 meters. … Also a great student, Dobson was a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born on February 6, 1982 to mother Marita Kunkel and father Ted Dobson. He graduated from Stanford with a degree in Political Science.

PERSONAL BESTS – Outdoor
1,500 Meters – 3:39.62 – Brasschaat, Belgium – July 21, 2007
Mile – 4:00.45 – Malmo, Sweden – August 16, 2005
3,000 Meters – 7:48.03 – Sheffield, England – July 15, 2007
2 Mile – 8:24.98 – London, England – August 3, 2007
5,000 Meters – 13:15.33 – USA Outdoor Championships – June 24, 2005
10,000 Meters – 27:59.72 – Cardinal Invitational, Palo Alto, Calif. – May 1, 2005
3,000m Steeplechase – 8:32.09 – Payton Jordan U.S. Open, Palo Alto, Calif. – May 31, 2004
Half Marathon – 1:02.33 – Monterey, Calif. – October 29, 2006

PERSONAL BESTS – Indoor
Mile – 4:00.33 – Seattle, Wash. – January 27, 2007
3,000 Meters – 7:54.39 – Husky Classic, Seattle, Wash. – February 12, 2011
2 Mile – 8:32.77 – Boston, Mass. – January 28, 2006
5,000 Meters – 13:40.91 – Fayetteville, Arkansas – March 12, 2004

 

My Results

  Pl Rd F/H# Mark Converted Wind Division  
2012 USA Olympic Track and Field Trials
5k 14 F 1 13:51.77 Open  
5k 9 P 2 13:49.62 Open  

2012 Oregon OSAA Outdoor State Championships
1k -- F 1 2:24.74 Track Town  

2012 Oxy High Performance Meet
5k 11 F 1 13:30.70  

2012 Oregon Twilight
3k 4 F 1 8:06.09  

2012 Payton Jordan - Cardinal Invite
5k 16 F 1 13:35.82 Section 1  

2012 Oregon Relays - OregonRelays.com
1500m 9 F 2 3:49.93  

2012 Washington Husky Classic / UW Indoor Open
Mile 5 F 1 4:02.22 INVITE  

2011 Aquafina Butte to Butte
10k Road 1     30:16  

2011 Washington Husky Classic / UW Indoor Open
3k 13 F 6 7:54.39  

2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
5k 8 F 1 14:03.53 Open  

2010 Portland Track Festival
5k 3 F 1 13:31.89 Open  

2010 Oregon OSAA Outdoor State Championships
1500m 6 F 1 3:43.08 Gleukos  

2010 Oregon Twilight
5k 3 F 1 13:37.90  

2010 Oregon Relays - OregonRelays.com
1500m 8 F 1 3:43.39 Section 1  

2010 Oregon Preview
3k -- F 1 DNF  

 

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OTC Elite Highlight Video 2012
Ian Dobson 14th Mens 5000m 13:51.77 - USA Olympic Track and Field Trials 2012
Ian Dobson Mens 5000m 9th Semi 2 13:49.62 - USA Olympic Track and Field Trials 2012
Track Town 1000 and Post-Race Interview - OSAA Oregon State Track and Field Championships 2012
Mens Track Town 1000 - OSAA.tv LIVE Replay - OSAA Oregon State Track and Field Championships 2012
Mens 5000 HD - Oxy High Performance Meet 2012
Mens 5000 - Oxy High Performance Meet 2012
Mens 3000 - Oregon Twilight 2012
Mens 1500 Heat 2 - Oregon Relays 2012
Ian Dobson pre-race confidence - Butte to Butte 2011