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Just how good was the 2 mile field that Piner’s Luis Luna ran in at the Brooks PR Invitational?
The race had 14 runners at the starting line. When the race was over the top 8 ran faster than all the other 2 milers in the nation this year minus former African runner Edward Cheserek who won the 2011 Footlocker Cross Country Championships.
The 14th and last place finisher in the Brooks meet ran the 22nd fastest 2 mile in the nation this year.
Luna may have been only 6th but it was the 7th fastest in the nation this year.
Only 4 runners from three meets this year ran faster than the 11th place finisher at Brooks.
The winning time at the 2012 unoffical CA State meet was 9:28.47.

1 8:43.16 Cheserek, Edward (St. Benedict’S Prep, NJ) Molloy Stanner (NY), 2012-01-14(#1)
2 8:59.15 Vertiz, Daniel (Reagan, TX) Brooks (WA), 2012-02-26(#1)
3 8:59.66 Leingang, Jake (Bismarck, ND) Brooks (WA), 2012-02-26(#2)
4 9:01.63 Fahy, Darren (La Costa Canyon, CA) Brooks (WA), 2012-02-26(#3)
5 9:03.44 Diaz, Jonah (Palos Verdes, CA) Brooks (WA), 2012-02-26(#4)
6 9:04.18 Smoragiewicz, Tony (Rapid City Central, SD) Brooks (WA), 2012-02-26(#5)
7 9:07.83 Luna, Luis (Piner, CA) Brooks (WA), 2012-02-26(#6)
8 9:07.88 Bishop, Kevin (Monta Vista, CA) Brooks (WA), 2012-02-26(#7)
9 9:08.29 Graham, Thomas (Cary Academy, NC) Brooks (WA), 2012-02-26(#8)
10 9:10.31 Hiluf, Tsehaye (Reynoldsburg, OH) U-Kentucky Invitational(KY), 2012-02-18(#1)
11 9:10.93 Baker, Brock (Oakland, TN) U-Kentucky Invitational(KY), 2012-02-18(#2)
12 9:10.97 Awad, Thomas (Chaminade, NY) Hispanic Games(NY), 2012-01-07(#1)
13 9:12.18 Gardner, Andrew (Mead, WA) Brooks (WA), 2012-02-26(#9)
14 9:12.37 Martinez, Danny (St. John Bosco, CA) Brooks (WA), 2012-02-26(#10)
15 9:15.59 Rog, Connor (Fairfield Prep, CT) Brooks (WA), 2012-02-26(#11)
16 9:16.77 Hanson, Sibby (Arlington, NY) Molloy Stanner Games(NY), 2012-01-14(#2)
17 9:17.12 Roberson, Sam (Needham Broughton, NC) NCRunners Elite (NC), 2012-02-25(#1)
17 9:17.12 Armstrong, Anthony (Kamiakin, WA) Brooks (WA), 2012-02-26(#12)
19 9:17.66 Yorks, Izaic (Lakes, WA) Brooks (WA), 2012-02-26(#13)
20 9:17.95 Sireffano, Jamie (Carmel, NY) Molloy Stanner Games(NY), 2012-01-14(#3)
21 9:17.99 Farnsworth, Dallin (Highland, ID) New Balance (ID), 2012-01-27(#1)
22 9:18.30 Engels, Craig (Ronald Reagan, NC) Brooks (WA), 2012-02-26(#14)

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