Pac-12 Newcomer of the Year (Cross Country)
2012-13: Outdoor – Competed at the Portland Track Festival, Harry Jerome International and the Roughrider Twilight as an unattached runner...ran a 3:59.06 mile at the Roughrider Twilight, making him the first Alaskan to run a sub-four-minute mile…broke the previous Alaskan record held by his father, Marcus…Cross Country - Pac-12 Newcomer of the Year. One of Oregon’s standout runners as a senior. Won the Dellinger Invitational with a finish of 23:38 (8,000 meters). Was a major catalyst for Oregon’s second place overall team showing. Finished with a time of 23:30.5 (8,000 meters), and fifth place in the NCAA Division One Pre-Nationals meet. Was the top finisher for the Ducks at the Pre-Nationals and led the team score average of 23:45.36 which earned Oregon third overall. Finished the regular season on a high note by placing third in the Pac-12 Conference Championships in the 8,000 meter race with a time of 23:28 and helping Oregon take 3rd in the conference. Individually placed 3rd in the NCAA West Regional with a time of 29:43 (10,000 meters) and was Oregon’s first finisher of the meet helping the Ducks place fourth out of 26 teams. Placed first for the Ducks and 41st overall at the NCAA Championships running the 10,000 meter event in a time of 30:04.8, helping the Ducks place 20th in the country.
2011-12: Outdoors - NCAA scorer and U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier at 5,000 meters. Key to Oregon's sixth straight Pac-12 title by scoring in both the 1,500 and 5,000 meters. Made outdoor debut by winning the 5,000 meters at the Pepsi Team Invitational (13:51.79). Set a regular season best in the 1,500 at the Oregon Relays in a runner-up finish (3:43.13). Big performance at the Pac-12 Championships, placing third in the 1,500 (3:47.84) and fifth in the 5,000 (14:00.44). Took sixth in the 5,000 at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds to advance to the NCAA Championships. There, dropped his seasonal best by :07 to finish sixth in 13:44.16, earning first team all-America honors. After the collegiate season, lowered 1,500 PR to 3:40.06 at the TrackTown Tune Up. Qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 5,000 and ran a personal best 13:40.66 to finish 16th. Indoors - All-American (3,000 meters). Set all-conditions personal best in the 5,000 meters, 13:36.84, in a thrilling fourth place finish at the Husky Classic. That was the third-fastest time in school history. Was the runner-up at 3,000 meters at the MPSF Championships in 7:51.55, also the No. 3 time in school history. Advanced to the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 3,000 where he was 10th in 7:56.24. Season Bests: Outdoors - 1,500 Meters - 3:40.06 (PR), TrackTown Tune Up, Eugene, Ore. (6/16/12); 5,000 Meters - 13:44.16 (PR), U.S. Olympic Trials, Eugene, Ore. (6/28/12). Indoors - 3,000 Meters - 7:51.55 (PR), MPSF Championships, Seattle, Wash. (2/25/12); 5,000 Meters - 13:36.86 (PR), Husky Classic, Seattle, Wash. (2/10/12).
Before Oregon: Transferred to Oregon after earning a pair of cross country All-America awards at the University of Portland. 2011: Outdoors - Limited time on the track included a best 5,000 meter time of 13:42.53 at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational and 3:44.47 in the 1,500 meters at the West Coast Invitational. Indoors - Solid run at the 3,000 meters at the UW Husky Classic, nearly breaking 8:00 (8:00.10). Redshirted the 2010 seasons. Running unattached, had season best in the mile of 4:01.31 at the Oregon Twilight. After the season, won the 5,000 meters at the USA Junior Championships (14:34.63) to advance to the IAAF World Junior meet in Moncton, Canada. There, he finished 11th in 14:16.08 as the top USA runner and North American finisher. Indoors, timed a season-best 8:01.87 in the 3,000 meters at the UW Final Qualifier. Cross Country - Was 35th in 2011 as a junior to help the Pilots take eighth in the team competition (30:05, 10,000 meters). Also impressed with a third-places showing at both the WCC meet and NCAA West Regional as a junior. Finished 25th as a sophomore at the NCAA meet in 2010 (30:21) as Portland was 13th. Was named the 2010 USTFCCCA West Region Athlete of the Year after winning the regional meet in 29:57.89. Also qualified for the NCAA Championships as a freshman in 2009. Portland Bests: Outdoors - 1,500 Meters - 3:44.47, West Coast Invitational, Salem, Ore. (5/12/11); Mile - 4:01.31, Oregon Twilight, Eugene, Ore. (5/8/10); 5,000 Meters - 13:42.53, Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational, Stanford, Calif. (5/1/11). Indoors - 3,000 Meters - 8:00.10, Husky Classic, Seattle, Wash. (1/12/11).
Prep: Three-time Alaska state cross country champion and a three-time state track and field champion. Impressive performance at the state championships as a senior where he won the 1,600 meters (4:13.32) and 3,200 meters (9:19.96), was second in the 800 (1:56.78) and ran the third leg of the third-place 4x400 meter relay team. Was also the 2008 state 1,600 meter champion (4:18.04) and was the runner-up at 3,200 meters. Set the Alaska state record in the 3,200-meters with a time of 9:01 during a videotaped time trial during November of 2008. Improved that to 8:46.72 at the 2009 Nike Outdoor Nationals. Placed third at the 2008 Foot Locker West Regionals with a time of 15:43 (5,000 meters). Bettered that by placing second at the Foot Locker Nationals a week later with a time of 15:22. Four-year letterwinner was coached by his father Marcus Dunbar. High School Bests: 1,600 Meters - 4:05.22, 2009; 3,200 Meters - 8:46.72, 2009.
Personal: Major is finance - sports business. Father Marcus Dunbar ran track for Oregon in 1987 and '88. Both parents (mother Kathleen) also ran cross country at Portland.
1,500 Meters - 3:40.06,
TrackTown Tune Up,
Eugene, Ore., 6/16/12
5,000 Meters - 13:36.86 (i),
Seattle, Wash., 2/10/12
3,000 Meters - 7:51.55 (i),
Seattle, Wash., 2/25/12
NCAA Outdoor Track Championships
2012 - 5,000 Meters, 6th, 13:44.16
NCAA Indoor Track Championships
2012 - 3,000 Meters, 10th, 7:56.24
NCAA Cross Country Championships
2012 - 41st, 30:04.8
NCAA Cross Country West Regional
2012 - 3rd, 29:43
Pac-12 Track Championships
2012 - 1,500 Meters, 3rd, 3:47.84
2012 - 5,000 Meters, 5th, 14:00.44
Pac-12 Cross Country Championships
2012 - 3rd, 23:28