In a surprising move -- especially in light of the very positive vibe coming out of his final altitude training session at Mammoth -- Bobby Curtis is not listed on the final pre-Olympic Trials form chart released today by Track & Field News. Here's the list of men considered by the staff at T&F News to be among the top 10 finishers. It should be noted that three of these men do not yet have the Olympic "A" standard (which Curtis does) and that Curtis' qualifying time is better than everyone on the list except Galen Rupp, the American record holder. His 10,000 meter PR trails only Rupp and Dathan Ritzenhein. Let's hope that Curtis makes the experts at T&F News eat crow.
10,000 METERS PR at 10,000 1. Galen Rupp (A) (Nike) 26:48.00 (AR) 2. Dathan Ritzenhein (B) (Nike) 27:22.28 3. Brent Vaughn (A) (Nike) 27:40.21 4. Josh Chirlee (A) (US Army) 27:43.96 5. Matt Tegenkamp (A) (Oregon TC) 27:28.22 6. Chris Derrick (A) (Stanford) 27:31.28 7. Scott Bauhs (B) (Mammoth TC) 27:28.06 8. Ben True (A) (Saucony) 27:41.17 9. Tim Nelson (A) (Nike) 27:28.18 10. Aaron Braun (B) (adidas) 27:51.01 NR Bobby Curtis (A) (Reebok) 27:24.67