Tyrone Gorze Strikes! UW Commit Goes Top 5 All-Time In 3K

* Crater's Tyrone Gorze at the 2022 Woodbridge XC Classic

Photo Credit: Raymond Tran/MileSplit

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The University of Washington Preview, an annual indoor track and field meet at the Dempsey track every January, sure lived up to its name on Saturday. 

But perhaps in another way. 

That's because Crater (OR) High School senior Tyrone Gorze, a 2023 Huskies signee, dropped the fifth-fastest performance at 3,000 meters in high school history in an open men's race consisting mostly of collegiate runners, recording a final time of 8:05.17.

He's now one of just 10 high school athletes all-time to have run the distance under 8:10 indoors. 

Gorze, however, is no stranger to fast times. This past outdoor season he posted a time of 8:21.03 at the USATF U20 Championships, which qualified him for the World U20 Championships, and just this past October he posted a 5K bets of 14:11.38 on the track during his school's annual Crater Track Twilight meet. 

Gorze was one of 12 runners to go under 8:10 on Saturday on the 300m oversized track.

UW's Kieran Lamb won the overall race in 7:43.27.

The performance is now the fastest ever for an Oregonian high schooler indoors. He was only two seconds shy of Galen Rupp's all-time best of 8:03.67, though no state records would have been achieved here due to the track length. 

Only three high schoolers have ever gone under 8 minutes for 3K: Nico Young (7:56.97), Lex Young (7:57.06) and Drew Hunter (7:59.33). 

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