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Stanford grad Brown goes the mile in Falmouth

 

Stanford grad Russell Brown was the seventh fastest American at the Falmouth Road Race in Massachusetts on Sunday. The nine-time collegiate All-American finished the marathon in 35:30, earning $600 for his effort.

Ethiopian Gebre Gebremariam won the race with a time of 32:20 and earned the top prize of $10,000.

Brown, originally from Hanover, NH, warmed up for the marathon by winning the Falmouth Mile on Saturday, edging 2008 Olympic silver medalist Nick Willis of New Zealand with a time of 3:59.61 to Willis' 3:59.73 on the James Kalperis Track at Falmouth High School.

Brown moved into the front at the 800 meter mark, but Ed Moran took the lead with 600 meters to go. Moran eventually finished fourth in the race with a time of 4:02.03, as Rob Novak also passed him.

Moran was the top American finisher in the marathon, finishing fifth in 32:40 and winning a cool $6,000.

"I was really surprised they let me lead because I knew I wasn't running that fast," said the 29-year-old Moran, a volunteer coach at William & Mary as he completes his second graduate degree there.

Wude Ayalew Yimer completed the Ethiopian sweep by winning the women's race by four seconds over Kenya's Lineth Chepkurui. Yimer's time of 35:46 is the fifth-fastest women's time in race history.

In other noteworthy news, Olympian Bill Rodgers, age 62, ran 54:28 and Olympic marathon gold and silver medalist Frank Shorter ran 1:10:08 at age 62 and a new left hip.

More than 9,800 competitors finished the race in its 38th annual edition.

Men's diving

Stanford grad Dwight Dumais finished in ninth place at the AT&T National Diving Championships in the three-meter Sunday at College Station, Texas on the final day of competition.

Dumais scored 399.25 points. His older brother, Texas grad Troy Dumaos scored 514.05 points to win the title.

Dumais struggled to start with a 54.00 and a 31.35 on his first and third dives, before settling down to finish in the top four over his final three dives. Dumais was sixth in the one-meter earlier in the week.

Baseball

Stanford Baseball will host its annual alumni weekend on October 23-24 as the Stanford football team takes on Washington State as a part of Homecoming on Saturday.

The Cardinal baseball team hosts is annual alumni games on Sunday.

The Old Timer's Game is scheduled for a noon commencement, while the alumni will take on the varsity squad at 1:30 p.m. A barbecue will follow.

For more information or to sign up, please contact Kevin Bills in the baseball office at kjbills@stanford.edu, or by phone at (650) 725-4528.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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Posted by Jim
a resident of Menlo Park
on Aug 17, 2010 at 10:36 am

Um, that's a pretty quick time for a marathon. Try 7 miles.


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Posted by Pre
a resident of Stanford
on Aug 17, 2010 at 12:57 pm

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