School: Crested Butte Community School
Grade: Boston College Bound
Specialty: Mile, 800m, Soccer, and Hockey
Jack Linehan has become the star in the entire Gunnison valley when it comes to athletics. Living at 9000ft of elevation for most of his life has developed Jack into an amazing athlete and competitor. Jack lead his soccer team in stats to a 7 and 2 record this fall and has not yet began his incredible track season this winter.
Jack sky rocketed in the state last year with his 40 second improvement in the mile and according to Sanderson his skills are incredible going into his senior year.
Went from 5:04.32 to 4:32.67 in 6 weeks! 2008 Track Season (at elevation)
Jack has what it takes to run at the Division I level. Jack has skills that can not be taught at the next level and he is getting more and more mental tuff for the next level.
Jack is also in the National Honor Society and is a Honor student at the Crested Butte Community School. According to Sanderson Jack will make a top program at the next level very happy in the near future. Jack reminds me of one of my former athletes Chas Salmon, who became the team Captain at Duke University and a Rhode Scholar as well for Duke.
Jack has the ability to become a great miler! He has the ability to run 1:50 at sea level, and 4:10 for the mile!
Linehan catapults to the National stage
Local runners took to the stage at the Florida State Relays in the last week of March and Jack Linehan came out of it with National promise. Linehan went into the race coming off an incredible hockey season with just four and a half weeks to prepare.
Despite the short pre-season, Linehan made his first national running debut in a big way. After running a 5:04.32 in the 1600 meter the week before in Grand Junction, Linehan set his sights and training high and ran a 21-second personal record of 4:43.71.
Linehan also ran a 2:04.46 in the 800 meter, which was also a personal record. Linehan is on an express train to the elite level in running and there seems to be no stopping him.
Nicholas Harper Johnston ran an 11:53.90 in the 3200 meter, and has promise once he gets a handle on his overall flexibility. He’s looking solid as he prepares for the 3200 meter at the Tiger Invite on May 4.
Emma Coburn and Joe Bosshard stepped up in a big way after helping their teams in a much longer season in a run for a State title for their basketball teams.
Coburn started her senior year and her quest for an American record in a big way by a triple at the national race in the 3200 meter, 1600 meter and 800 meter.
Coburn ran near her best time in one of the first meets of the season in the 1600 meter with a time of 5:22.48, ran an impressive 2:22.41 in the 800 meter and started the track meet with a 11:44.75 in the 3200 meter.
Bosshard ran incredibly for the first meet of the season in the 3200 meter, posting a time of 9:34.04. He was only seven seconds off his personal best time of 4:40.01 in the 1600 meter and 2:05.18 in the 800 meter.
Jack Linehan is becoming a threat on the State level! After joining Team Prep USA he keeps crushing his time each week!
Team Prep USA Runners Took Top Honors in the Big Apple on November 9th, 2008!