Pre’s Records

Marshfield High School Highlights & Running Records

Photo Courtesy of Marshfield High School / The World Newspaper
Photo Courtesy of Marshfield High School/The World Newspaper

Pre won 39 out of his 49 races in high school in distances from 880, Mile, 2Mile and 3Mile.

1968 Junior Year

  • Corvallis Invitational 1st Place 2Mile 9:01.3 State Record
  • State Meet 1st Place 2Mile 9:02.7

1969 Senior Year

  • Corvallis Invitational 1st Place 2Mile 8:41.5 National HS Record
  • Golden West Invitational 1st Place Mile 4:06.0 #10 all-time HS Record
  • State Meet 1st Place Mile 4:08.4
  • State Meet 1st Place 2Mile 9:03.0 (First Ever Mile & 2Mile Double State Champion)

University of Oregon Highlights

  • Pre won 62 of his 80 collegiate races from Mile, 2Mile, 3Mile, 6Mile, 1500M, 3000M and 5000M
  • Pre is the only distance runner to win four NCAA Championships in the 3Mile; and was a three-time NCAA cross country champion in 1970, ’71 and ’73)

Outdoor Track Racing Highlights & Running Records

  • Pre set 14 American Records…his last AR was on his hometown track of Marshfield HS in Coos Bay, Oregon 2000M 5:01.4 in 1975
  • Pre finished fourth in the 5k at the 1972 Olympics
  • Pre broke the four-minute mile barrier nine times.
  • Pre was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1983; the Oregon Sports Hall of fame in 1983; and the National High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.

Career PR’s

Distance Time Age Year
880 1:54.3 18 1969
Mile 3:54.6 22 1973
2Mile 8:18.4 23 1974
3Mile 12:51.4 23 1974
6Mile 27:09.4 22 1973
1500 3:38.1 22 1973
2000 5:01.4 24 1975
3000 7:42.6 23 1974
5K 13:21.9 23 1974
10K 27:43.6 23 1974

Photo Courtesy of Marshfield High School / The World Newspaper