Middletown High School graduate and former Ohio State University standout Jeff See has advanced to the final of the 5,000 meters in the U.S. Olympic Team Track & Field Trials at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field in Eugene.
Running for Asics Furman Elite, a post-collegiate distance program based at Greenville, South Carolina, See posted the fourth-best overall time of 13:48.28 during Monday’s qualifying round. That puts him in Saturday’s 8:20 p.m. final (NBC). He also was a finalist in the 2012 Trials in the 1500.
See, 28, made an immediate impact on the Middies, placing runner-up in the 1,600 as a freshman and helping Middletown win the Division I boys state team title in 2002. A 2005 Middletown grad, he won six individual state championships — four in track and two in cross country — at Middletown.
See was one of OSU’s most decorated runners in program history as a six-time All-American in track and cross country.
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