The Ducks secured another elite distance runner for the future on Tuesday when Reed Brown, a standout from Southlake Carroll High School, verbally committed to Oregon for next season.
Brown, a native of Southlake, Texas, a Dallas-area suburb, has already competed at Hayward Field as a prep athlete. During the 2016 U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials, which were hosted this summer at Hayward Field, Brown won the high school boy’s exhibition race. He crossed the finish line in 4 minutes and 4.73 seconds.
Before that, he ran the nation’s sixth-fastest time when he completed 5,000 meters in 14:41.6.
Last spring, Brown was named the Dallas Morning News’ boys track and field athlete of the year after he won the Class 6A state championships. He broke a 29-year-old Texas state record in the 3,200-meter with a time of 8:50.43.
In that same state meet, he almost broke the state 1,600-meter record of 4:03.27 when he was the runner-up with a time of 4:04.82
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