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Steve Prefontaine
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PREFONTAINE'S OVERALL PERSONAL BESTS

1,500 meters               3:38.1          6/28/73, Helsinki
Mile                       3:54.6          6/20/73, Eugene
2,000 meters               5:01.4          5/9/75, Coos Bay
3,000 meters               7:42.6          7/2/74, Milan
5,000 meters               13:21.87        6/26/74, Helsinki
10,000 meters              27:43.6         4/27/74, Eugene

OREGON'S TOP 10 LISTS

1,500 meters
1. Joaquim Cruz            3:36.48         1984
2. Matt Centrowitz         3:36.7          1976
3. Dub Myers               3:37.89         1984
4. Steve Prefontaine       3:38.1          1973

Mile
1. Joaquim Cruz            3:53.00         1974
2. Steve Prefontaine       3:54.6          1973

3-Mile
1. Steve Prefontaine       12:53.4         1973

5000 meters
1. Bill McChesney          13:14.80        1982
2. Rudy Chapa              13:19.22        1979
3. Alberto Salazar         13:22.31        1979
4. Steve Prefontaine       13:22.4         1973

6-Mile
1. Steve Prefontaine       27:09.4         1973

Steve Prefontaine's Record Performances

1969
2-mile American H.S. Record        8:41.5

1971
5,000 meters American Record       13:30.4

1972
5,000 meters American Record       13:22.8
(Olympic Trials at Hayward Field)
2-mile                             8:19.4

1973
5,000 meters American Record       13:22.4
2-mile indoor American Record      8:24.6
6-mile American Record             27:09.4

1974
Feb. 17, San Diego
2-mile Indoor American Record      8:20.4
3,000 meter indoor record          7:50.0

April 27, Eugene
10,000 meters American Record      27:43.8
(Hayward Field)
6-mile American Record             26:51.8

June 8, Eugene
3-mile American Record             12:51.4

June 26, Stockholm, Sweden
5,000 meters American Record       13:21.9

July 2, Milan, Italy
3,000 meters American Record       7:42.6

July 18, Stockholm, Sweden
2-mile American Record             8:18.4

1975
May 9, 1975 Coos Bay, Oregon
2,000 meters American Record       5:01.4

ALL-TIME U.S. JUNIOR LISTS

Mile
1. Jim Ryun                3:51.3          7/17/66 Berkeley
2. Dub Myers               3:57.06         5/14/83, Eugene
3. Steve Prefontaine       3:57.4          6/5/70, Eugene

5,000 meters
1. Steve Prefontaine       13:39.6         7/16/70, Stuttgart

3-Mile
1. Gerry Lindgren          13:04.2        7/10/65, London
2. Steve Prefontaine       13:12.8        4/25/70, Eugene
taken from U of O

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