Class of 2001


#1

Hall and Ritz might be on their last Olympic team. I think Ritz is the oldest and he is only 30 or so. They will probably run marathons for the next four to six years. Webb seems to be all but done now. What would you have to say about these guys as their careers are in their twilights.


#2

Having seen quite a few careers enter twilight the one thing I know is, as a whole, T&F fans seem to judge “the whole career” too quickly.
You can’t correctly place a person in history without reviewing his cohort at the same time.


#3

Hall is two months older than Ritzenhein. If only that were the extent of your errors.


#4

I tried to gather some of the significant marks of the Big Three since their sophomore seasons in HS. I am sure I missed a few here and there but this should be the bulk of it. It’s interesting to look at and there are obviously quite a few marks! Hope to add some videos when I have more time. You can check their IAAF profiles for times done post college.

[LIST]
[]Hall = Ryan Hall
[
]Ritz = Dathan Ritzenhein
[*]Webb = Alan Webb[/LIST]1998

[LIST]
[]05-30 - Ritz runs 9:31.11SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ MHSAA LP T&F Championships Class A SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]11-07 - Hall runs 16:05SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ CIF State Championships (D4) SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]11-07 - Ritz runs 15:11SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ MHSAA LP Cross Country Class A SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]12-12 - Ritz runs 15:46.6SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Footlocker National Cross Country Championships SIZE=1[/SIZE][/LIST]1999[LIST]
[]01-09 - Webb runs 4:25.84SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ VaTech Days Inn SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]01-30 - Webb runs 4:18.62SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Virginia Tech Inv SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]02-27 - Webb runs 4:23.44SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Northern Reg SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]03-06 - Webb doubles in 4:18.31SIZE=1[/SIZE], 9:25.67SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ AAA State (1600m, 3200m)
[]03-14 - Webb runs 4:15.42SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Nike Indoor Classic SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]05-08 - Webb runs 1:53.30SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ TJ Penultimate SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]06-04 - Ritz runs 4:14.45SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ MHSAA LP T&F Championships Class A SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]06-05 - Ritz runs 9:16.16SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ MHSAA LP T&F Championships Class A SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]06-05 - Webb runs 4:11.43SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Class AAA SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]06-12 - Ritz runs 9:01.79SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ FL Outdoor Nat SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]06-12 - Webb runs 4:06.94SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ FL Outdoor Nat SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]11-01 - Hall runs 15:24SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ CIF State Championships (D4) SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]11-06 - Ritz runs 15:05.40SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ MHSAA LP Cross Country Class A SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]12-11 - Ritz runs 14:29SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Footlocker National Cross Country Championships SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]12-11 - Webb runs 15:05SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Footlocker National Cross Country Championships SIZE=1[/SIZE][/LIST]2000[LIST]
[
]01-15 - Webb runs 2:33.30SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Episcopal HS SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]01-22 - Hall runs 4:18.01SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ San Diego Games SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]01-29 - Webb runs 9:13.01SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Virginia Tech Inv SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]02-02 - Ritz runs 9:14.20SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Central Mich SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]02-10 - Ritz runs 4:12.70SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ MITCA SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]02-19 - Hall runs 9:13.30SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ LA Inv SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]02-26 - Webb runs 4:07.12SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Northern AAA SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]03-01 - Ritz runs 8:54.20SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Cent Mich SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]03-04 - Webb runs 9:00.16SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ State AAA SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]03-12 - Ritz 8:52.94SIZE=1, [/SIZE]Hall 9:03.01SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Nike Indoor Classic SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]03-12 - Webb runs 4:07.87SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Nike Indoor Classic SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]03-15 - Ritz runs 4:09.85SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ MITCA State-Boys SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]04-08 - Webb runs 1:50.41SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Captains Classic SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]04-15 - Webb runs 4:03.52SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Taco Bell SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]04-15 - Hall runs 3:55.25SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Mt. SAC Relays SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]05-06 - Ritz runs 8:44.50SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Roosevelt Mem SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]05-16 - Ritz runs 4:06.00SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ OK Red SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]05-20 - Webb runs 4:03.33SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Herbster Classic SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]05-20 - Hall doubles in 4:09.81SIZE=1[/SIZE] and 9:04.41SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ SS Div 4 (1600m, 3200m)
[]05-26 - Hall doubles in 4:05.11SIZE=1[/SIZE], 9:02.57SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ SS Masters (1600m, 3200m)
[
]06-02 - Ritz runs 9:00.63SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ MHSAA LP T&F Championships Class A SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]06-03 - Ritz runs 4:08.08SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ MHSAA LP T&F Championships Class A SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]06-03 - Hall runs 8:55.12SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ State Finals SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]06-10 - Webb runs 1:54.30SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ AAA State SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]06-17 - Ritz runs 8:48.06SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ FL Outdoor Nat SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]06-17 - Hall runs 4:06.15SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ FL Outdoor Nat SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]06-24 - Hall runs 3:46.51SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ CanAm SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]11-01 - Hall runs 14:50SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ CIF State Championships (D4) SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]11-04 - Ritz runs 14:10.40SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ MHSAA LP Cross Country D1 SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]12-09 - Ritz 14:35SIZE=1[/SIZE], Webb runs 14:55SIZE=1[/SIZE], Hall 14:59SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Footlocker National Cross Country Championships SIZE=1[/SIZE][/LIST]2001[LIST]
[
]01-13 - Webb runs 9:06.00SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ CNU HS Showcase SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]01-15 - Ritz doubles in 4:09.10SIZE=1[/SIZE] and 9:12.80SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Mt. Pleasant SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]01-20 - Webb sets American HS Record for Indoor Mile with 3:59.86 (3:43.27 SIZE=1[/SIZE]) SIZE=1, becomes 4th sub-4 HS miler in US history[/SIZE] @ New Balance Games
[]01-20 - Hall runs 4:09.46SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ LA Invitational SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]01-27 - Webb runs 1:05.32SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ VA Tech Inv SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]01-27 - Webb runs 2:24.13SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ VA Tech Inv SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]01-29 - Ritz runs 8:50.70 (8:13.10 SIZE=1[/SIZE]) SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Central Michigan SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]02-09 - Webb triples 1:08.08SIZE=1[/SIZE] SIZE=1,[/SIZE] 2:31.86SIZE=1[/SIZE] SIZE=1 and[/SIZE] 4:18.60SIZE=1[/SIZE] SIZE=1 [/SIZE]@ Concorde Dist. Meet
[
]03-03 - Webb doubles in 2:23.68SIZE=1[/SIZE] SIZE=1 and[/SIZE] 4:12.21SIZE=1[/SIZE] SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ AAA State Meet
[]03-11 - Webb runs 8:45.19SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Nike Indoor Champ. SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]03-21 - Ritz runs 25:46SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ IAAF World Junior Cross-Country Championships SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]03-24 - Hall runs 8:58.70SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Azusa Pacific SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]04-14 - Webb 4:01.81SIZE=1[/SIZE], Hall 4:08.37SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Arcadia Invitational SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]05-05 - Ritz runs 8:52.80SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Dayton Roos Mem. SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]05-05 - Webb runs 1:51.10SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Draper Relays SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]05-05 - Hall runs 1:51.74SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ De Anza Lg SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]05-12 - Hall runs 1:53.71 SIZE=1 and [/SIZE]4:13.09SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ SS Prelim Div3
[]05-18 - Ritz runs 9:12.70SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Region Div 1 SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]05-19 - Hall runs 4:11.23SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ SS Div 3 SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]05-25 - Hall runs 4:04.34SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ SS sec final SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]05-27 - Webb shatters American HS Mile Record with 3:53.43SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Prefontaine Classic
[]06-01 - Hall runs 4:15.95SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ State Final Prelims SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]06-02 - Ritz runs 8:43.32SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ MHSAA LP T&F Championships D1 SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]06-02 - Webb runs 1:47.74SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ AAA State Meet SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]06-02 - Hall runs 4:02.72SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ State Finals SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]06-10 - Hall runs 3:42.70 @ US Open SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]06-16 - Ritz runs 8:44.43SIZE=1[/SIZE] (8:08.78 SIZE=1)[/SIZE] @ AOC Outdoor Nat SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]06-22 - Ritz chases Gerry Lingren’s HS 5000m record and nearly misses in 13:44.70 @ USATF Outdoor Nationals

[
]06-23 - Webb runs 3:38.50SIZE=1[/SIZE] in final, Hall 3:53.03 gets eliminated in 1st round @ [URL=“http://www.usatf.org/events/2001/USAOutdoorChampionships/results/dayThree/m1500.asp”]USATF Outdoor Nationals SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]06-30 - Hall runs 3:47.68 @ Boston Hi-Perf SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]11-19 - Ritz 29:11SIZE=1[/SIZE], Webb 29:38SIZE=1,[/SIZE] Hall 30:43SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ NCAA Cross Country Championships SIZE=1[/SIZE][/LIST]2002[LIST]
[]01-01 - Hall redshirts Track & Field Indoors and Outdoors
[
]03-08 - Ritz runs 13:50.51SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ NCAA Indoor Championships SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]11-25 - Hall runs 30:31.0SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ NCAA Cross Country Championships SIZE=1[/SIZE][/LIST]2003[LIST]
[
]11-23 - Ritz defeats Hall 29:14.1- 29:15.4 @ NCAA Cross Country Championships SIZE=1[/SIZE][/LIST]2004[LIST]
[]02-07 - Webb runs 11:31SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ USA Cross Country Championships (Indianapolis) SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]02-08 - Webb runs 35:21SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ USA Cross Country Championships SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]04-29 - Webb runs 13:46.31SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Penn Relays SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]04-30 - Ritz runs 27:38.50 in 10000m debut SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational
[]05-15 - Hall’s track season comes to an end due to injury
[
]06-05 - Webb runs 1:46.53SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Seville Round B SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]06-12 - Ritz runs 13:50.12SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ NCAA Outdoor T&F Championships SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]06-19 - Webb runs 3:50.83SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Nike Pre Classic SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]07-18 - Webb runs 3:36.13SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Olympic Trials Finals SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]08-20 - Ritz DNFs @ Olympic Games 10000m (Athens)
[]08-20 - Webb runs 3:41.25SIZE=1[/SIZE] in Olympic Qualifying Round, fails to make finals SIZE=1[/SIZE][/LIST]2005[LIST]
[
]01-09 - Ritz runs 29:26SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Belfast International Cross Country Meet SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]02-12 - Ritz runs 36:59.9 SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ USA Cross Country Championships SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]02-12 - Webb runs 11:48.3SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ USA Cross Country Championships SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]04-28 - Webb runs 13:30.25SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Penn Relays SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]06-04 - Webb sets American Record in 2-mile with 8:11.48SIZE=1 (7:39.28[/SIZE] (3000m)), Ritz 8:23.45SIZE=1[/SIZE] (7:48.09 (3000m) @ Pre Classic
[]06-11 - Hall runs 13:22.32SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ NCAA Outdoor T&F Championships SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]06-24 - Hall runs 13:16.03SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ USA Outdoor T&F Championships SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]06-25 - Webb runs 3:41.97SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ USATF Outdoor Championships SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]07-29 - Webb runs 3:48.92SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Bislett Games SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]08-10 - Webb runs 3:41.04SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ World Track and Field Championships SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]08-28 - Webb runs 3:32:52SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Rieti SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]09-04 - Webb runs 13:10.86SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Berlin Golden League SIZE=1[/SIZE][/LIST]2006[LIST]
[
]01-14 - Ritz runs 27:03SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Edinburgh Cross-Country Meet SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]02-18 - Hall runs 10:57SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ USA Cross Country Championships SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]02-19 - Hall runs 34:38SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ USA Cross Country Championships SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]04-30 - Webb defeats Ritz 27:34.72-27:35.65 @ Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]05-21 - Webb runs 8:33.92SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Adidas Track Classic SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]09-16 - Hall runs 28:22SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Great Cow Harbor 10k SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]10-08 - Hall runs 57:54SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ IAAF World Road Running Championship (Debrecen) SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]11-05 - Ritz runs 2:14.01SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ New York Marathon[/LIST]2007[LIST]
[
]01-14 - Hall sets American Record in Half-Marathon with 59:34SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ US Half Marathon Championships Aramco Houston
[]01-27 - Webb runs 3:55.18SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Boston Indoor Games (Indoors) SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]02-10 - Ritz runs 37:47SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ USA Cross Country Championships SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]04-22 - Hall runs 2:08:24SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ London Marathon
[
]04-28 - Webb runs 3:51.71SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Drake Relays SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]06-10 - Ritz runs 8:11.74SIZE=1[/SIZE], Webb 8:23.97SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Pre Classic SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]06-24 - Webb runs 3:34.82SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ USATF Outdoor Championships SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]07-03 - Webb runs 1:45.80SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Grand Prix Meet SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]07-06 - Webb runs 3:30.54SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Meeting Gaz de France Paris St. Denis SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]07-21 - Webb sets American Record in Mile with 3:46.91SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Atletiek Vlaanderen
[
]07-28 - Webb runs 1:43.84SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ KBC Night of Athletics SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]08-27 - Ritz runs 28:28.59SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ IAAF World T & F Championships (Osako) SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]08-29 - Webb runs 3:35.68SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ IAAF World T & F Championships (Osako) SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]11-03 - Hall 2:09:03SIZE=1[/SIZE] and Ritz 2:11:07SIZE=1[/SIZE] qualify for Beijing Olympics @ US Olympic Trials (New York)[/LIST]2008[LIST]
[
]02-16 - Ritz runs 35:03SIZE=1[/SIZE], Hall 35:50SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ USA Cross Country Championships SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]04-13 - Hall runs 2:06:17SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ London Marathon
[
]07-06 - Webb fails to qualify for Beijing with 3:41.62SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Olympic Trials SIZE=1
[/SIZE]
[]08-23 - Ritz in 2:11:59SIZE=1[/SIZE], Hall runs 2:12:33SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Olympic Games (Beijing)[/LIST]2009[LIST]
[
]01-18 - Ritz runs 1:01:35SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ US Half Marathon Championships
[]02-28 - Hall runs 43:26SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Publix Super Markets Gasparilla Distance Classic (Tampa) SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]04-20 - Hall runs 2:09:40SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ Boston Marathon
[]04-26 - Ritz runs 2:10:00SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ London Marathon
[
]06-25 - Ritz runs 27:58.59SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ USA T & F Championships SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]08-16 - Hall runs 1:02:35SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ NYC Half-Marathon
[
]08-17 - Ritz runs 27:22.28SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ IAAF World Championships (Berlin) SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[]08-28 - Ritz sets American Record in 5000m with 12:56.27SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ IAAF Golden Meet (Zurich)
[
]09-20 - Hall runs 1:01:52SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ ING Philadelphia Distance Run - Half Marathon
[]10-11 - Ritz runs 60:00:00SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ IAAF World Half-Marathon Championships
[
]11-01 - Hall runs 2:10:25SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ New York Marathon[/LIST]2010[LIST]
[]02-18 - Ritz runs 34:33.7SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ USA Cross Country Championships SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[
]11-07 - Ritz runs 2:12:33SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ New York Marathon[/LIST]2011[LIST]
[]04-18 - Hall runs 2:04:55SIZE=1[/SIZE], sets American Record at Boston Marathon[/LIST]2012[LIST]
[
]01-14 - Hall runs 2:09:30SIZE=1[/SIZE], Ritz 2:09:55SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ US Olympic Trials (New York) SIZE=1[/SIZE]
[*]06-22 - Ritz runs 27:36.09SIZE=1[/SIZE] @ US Olympic Trials (Eugene) SIZE=1[/SIZE][/LIST]


#5

I’ve said it before, but this was the moment when whatever renaissance we seem to find ourselves in began. Like, fifteen dudes ran faster than Jorge Torres did the year prior. Ritzenhein, Sage, Dobson, Tegenkamp, Rohatinsky, Webb, Tim Keller, et al.