There are several reasons that Brendan Gregg is among the top 10K runners in the nation — a rank the Davis High graduate proved on Thursday as he finished seventh in the event at the U.S. Track and Field Outdoor Championships at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium.
Gregg has an award-winning distance coach in his own family as dad Bill — the legendary Blue Devil cross country mentor and distance track coach — was recently selected as the California Coaches Association’s state cross country coach of the year.
Brendan Gregg crossed in 28:48.22 on Thursday in a race that was won by Galen Rupp in 28:12.07.
Gregg, a decorated Stanford graduate who has already posted a qualifying marathon time for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, will be back on the track Friday night for the men’s 5,000 meters. Start time is scheduled for 9:25 p.m.
Bill Gregg can probably give him some tips as he won his award after leading the DHS girls squad to a second-place finish in California last fall. The Devil harriers earned an at-large bid to the Nike Cross Nationals, where they finished 12th.