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  Ian Dobson
Ian Dobson

Player Profile

Klamath Falls

High School:
Klamath Union



Eight-time All-American

Stanford: Eight-time All-American and two-time school record holder is the top returning 3000 meter steeplechase and 10,000 meter runner in the United States . . . Will graduate as one of the greatest distance runners in Stanford history.

2004 Track & Field Season (Junior): Set a school record in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 8:32.09 at the Payton Jordan U.S. Open . . . Finished third in the 3000 meter steeplechase at the NCAA Championships . . . The runner-up in the 3000 meter steeplechase at the Pac-10 and NCAA West Regional Championships . . . Competed in the 3000 meter steeplechase at the U.S. Olympic Trials . . . Ran the second fastest time in Stanford history in the 10,000 meters at the Cardinal Invitational with a time of 28:15.66, the second fastest collegiate time in the nation in 2004 . . . The Pac-10 Championship runner-up in the 5000 meters . . . Set an indoor school record in the 5000 meters with a time of 13:40.91 . . . Finished runner-up in the 5000 meters and fifth in the 3000 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships . . . Named an Outdoor All-American in the 3000 meter steeplechase and an Indoor All-American in the 3000 and 5000 meters . . . The MPSF Indoor Championship runner-up in the 3000 meters . . . Ran an indoor personal best of 7:54.65 in the 3000 meters, the third best time in Stanford history.

2003 Track & Field Season (Sophomore): The 2003 Pac-10 champion in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a career best time of 8:50.83 ... Finished fifth in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Championships with a time of 28:32.33 to earn All-America honors ... Placed sixth in the 10,000 meter finals at the U.S. Outdoor Championships with a time of 28:20.51, a career-best and the second-best performance all-time at Stanford ... Placed fifth in the 5000 meters at the conference meet to help Stanford finish second in the team competition ... Gained All-America honors with a ninth place finish in the 5000 meters at the 2003 NCAA Indoor Championships ... Ran 13:52.29 for the 5000 meters indoors.

2002 Track & Field Season (Freshman): Helped Stanford to its second straight Pac-10 title by finishing third in the 3000 meter steeplechase in a freshman school record time of 9:03.06 ... Also competed in the 5000 meters at the conference championship ... Competed in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Championships at LSU ... Ran a season-best 29:06.41 in the 10,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational, the fourth-best freshman performance in school history ... An NCAA indoor provisional qualifier in the 3000 and 5000 meters.

2001 Track & Field Season: Redshirted, but competed at the U.S. Junior Nationals where he won the 5000 meters to earn a trip to the Junior Pan Am Games in Argentina.

2003 Cross Country Season (Senior): The NCAA West Regional Athlete of the Year ... The Pac-10 and NCAA West Regional Champion ... Placed fifth at the NCAA Championships for his third consecutive All-America honor ... Helped Stanford win its second straight NCAA title ... A first-team All Pac-10 selection ... The Stanford Invitational 8000 meter champion.

2002 Cross Country Season (Junior): Finished ninth individually at the NCAA Championships to earn All-American honors for the second straight year and help lead Stanford to the national title ... Finished third at the NCAA West Regional and second at the Pac-10 Championships ... Earned First Team All-Pac-10 honors ... Also had a third-place finish at the Pre-NCAA Meet.

2001 Cross Country Season (Sophomore): Named All-American after finishing 20th at the NCAA Championships ... Was the #3 runner for the second place Cardinal team at the NCAA's ... Finished ninth at the NCAA West Regionals ... Had four Top-10 finishes, including a season-best second place showing in the Stanford Invitational long course.

2000 Cross Country Season (Freshman): Helped lead Stanford to the NCAA West Regional title and fourth place at the NCAA Championships in Ames, IA... Was Stanford's fifth runner at the NCAA West Regionals ... Finished third at the U.S. Winter Cross Country Nationals in the Junior Men's 8000 meter race ... Competed for the U.S. in the World Junior Cross Country Championships in Ostend, Belgium.

High School: Enjoyed an outstanding prep career at Klamath Union High School ...Finished second in the state in the 1500 and 3000 meters ... A two-time Oregon state cross country champion ... Finished third at the Footlocker National Cross Country Championships in Orlando, FL ... His team won two state championship titles ... National Honor Society member.

Cardinal Catalogue: Political Science major ... A 2003 and 2004 Pacific-10 All-Academic track & field selection ... A 2001 and 2002 Pac-10 Cross Country All-Academic choice ... Parents are Ted Dobson and Marita Kunkel ... Long range plans include college coaching ... Born February 6, 1982.

Collegiate Career Bests: 3000 meter steeplechase (8:32.09); 5000 meters (13:40.91); 10,000 meters (28:15.66)

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