Jaster Drops 16:06 Freshman Debut, 2nd Fastest Since 2000


Jaster after running a 10:12 3200m in Middle School.  He closed in 4:58

We wanted to see how Weddington freshman's Nate Jaster's 5K debut compared to some of North Carolina's recent stars.  We looked back since 2000 to see how his 16:06.7 stacked up against some of the states All-Time best freshman.  Only 9 freshman since 2000 have run a faster time than Jaster did today.  Only Jeremy Brown ran a faster debut than Jaster clocking 16:02 at the 2012 Providence Invitational.  However the course was the old course which is approximately 70 meters shorter.  Classifying an athletes debut was their first real race of the season.  We didn't consider a dual meet a true debut.  Two athletes in Jacob Gonzalez and Taylor Gilland likely are missing their true debut from out database, but those were the first races we could find.

At least two more freshman (that we know of) in Adrian Archer (Pinecrest) and Giovanni Rincon (Union Pines) have the potential to match Jaster's debut once they race.  

Freshman Team Year 5K Debut End Of Season

Thomas Graham

Cary Academy 2008 16:18.5 15:37.0

Jeremy Brown

Broughton 2012 16:02.0 15:46.4

Jacob Gonzalez

South Johnston 2013 17:00.4 15:52.9

Nick Graw

Enloe 2006 16:40.0 15:53.6

Philip Hall

Terry Sanford 2011 17:11.0 16:00.9

Coleman Mitchell

Cary Academy 2014 17:28.0 16:01.8

David Melville

Northern Guilford 2014 16:38.8 16:02.9

Bradley Viles

Chapel Hill 2009 16:48.1 16:06.0

Nate Jaster

Weddington 2018 16:06.7 ???

Christian Landis

Providence Day 2017 17:35.2 16:07.7

Taylor Gilland

East Chapel Hill 2005 16:40.5 16:08.8

Cameron Ponder

Mount Tabor 2014 17:27.0 16:09.8

Murphy Smith

Ardrey Kell 2017 16:33.3 16:12.2

Ryan Brown

Broughton 2014 16:31.3 16:14.8

Ben Hawley

Chapel Hill 2017 16:32.5 16:15.0

Haywood Ferguson

South Mecklenburg 2014 17:34.7 16:15.0

Peter Vandenberg

Watauga 2009 17:16.6 16:16.0

Noah Dolhare

Providence Day 2014 17:33.8 16:16.8

Andrew Robinson

Brevard 2013 17:18.0 16:20.0

Michael Moerk

Mount Tabor 2014 17:28.0 16:20.5

Ryan Walling

Green Hope 2007 17:33.0 16:21.0

John Tatter

R.J. Reynolds 2014 18:09.1 16:22.1

Conner Lane

Cardinal Gibbons 2013 17:16.0 16:24.8


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