MEET RECORD: Oregon’s Cooper Teare Goes 13:12.27 In 5000 Meters

Hayward Magic is still alive and real.

Cooper Teare proved that on Friday night.

Teare, already the collegiate record holder in the indoor mile, clocked the second-fastest performance in collegiate history over 5000 meters – and broke the meet record – at the final site of the 2021 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships. He turned 12½ laps of the Hayward Field track in 13:12.27 and closed the final 400 meters in 54.92.

There is now only one man faster than Teare in collegiate history – Henry Rono, 13:08.4h.

It was an all-time fast race as Teare, runner-up Luis Grijalva of Northern Arizona (13:13.14) and Athanas Kioko of Campbell (13:13.47) all went under the former meet record of 13:18.36, and 14 of the top-15 finishers set PRs, including each of the top-12.