Some of this strike us as ludicrous (especially the placing of Olinger, True, and Vaughn ahead of Curtis, despite their PRs that are 26, 17, and 16 seconds slower, respectively). Admittedly, Curtis has not run a track 10,000 meter race this season, seeking to peak at the Trials, but then again neither has Tim Nelson, who jumped Curtis on the list despite having finished behind Curtis each time they've jointly contested that distance. What next, Kevin Castille? He's had a great spring. One hopes that Curtis is sufficiently motivated by the apparent lack of faith in him on the part of the experts at T&F News to put these people in their place.
10,000 METERS Rank Name Sponsor Prev 1. Galen Rupp (Nike) 1 2. Matt Tegenkamp (Oregon TC) 2 3. Chris Derrick (Stanford) nr 4. Dathan Ritzenhein (Nike) nr 5. Brent Vaughn (Nike) 8 6. Scott Bauhs (Mammoth TC) 3 7. Ben True (Saucony) 7 8. Brian Olinger (Reebok) 8 9. Tim Nelson (Nike) 5 10. Bobby Curtis (Reebok) 4 10. Aaron Braun (Adidas) 7 11. Ryan Vail (Brooks) 6 12. Bobby Mack (unattached) 10 13. James Strang (unattached) 9 14. Josh Simpson (ASATF) nr 15. Ed Moran (Nike) 10