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Pre's Senior Year (1969)

Pre wrapped up his senior year at Marshfield High School in Coos Bay, Oregon. Below are his races from that year. Note that as a High Schooler, Pre made the US National team and competed in Open International competition.

  3/29 Indn Clb Re Roseburg DisMedR 4:12.6r 1st
  4/5 v Gr Pass Coos Bay Mile 4:11.1 1st
        2M 9:13.4 1st
  4/11 v South Eugene Coos Bay Mile 4:19.0 1st
        880 1:54.3 1st
  4/18 v Roseburg Coos Bay Mile 4:21.1 1st
        880 1:57.7 1st
  4/25 Corvallis Inv Corvallis 2M 8:41.5 1st
  5/2 v Springfield Springfield 440 53.5 1st
  5/9 Coos Cnty Coos Bay Mile 4:06.9 1st
  5/16 v North Bend N Bend Mile 4:22.4 1st
  5/23 District Springfield Mile 4:07.4 1st
        2M 9:14.3 1st
  5/30 State Corvallis Mile 4:08.4 1st
        2M 9:03.0 1st
  6/14 Golden West Sacramento Mile 4:06.0 1st
  6/29 AAU Miami 3M 13:43.0 4th
  7/12 Hawaii Inv Honolulu 2M 8:48.8 2nd
  7/19 US v SU Los Angeles 5000 14:40.0 5th
  7/31 US v Eur Stutgart 5000 13:52.8 3rd
  8/5 US v WG Augsburg 5000 14:07.4 2nd
  8/13 US v GB London 5000 14:38.4 4th

Pre wins High School race
Photo by Russ Pate.
Tom Jordan wrote: "Pre grew accustomed to finishing first.  Here he edges rival Mark Hiefield in the Oregon State Meet his senior year, 9:03.0 to 9:03.2."
Photo by Oregon Journal
 
   
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