EUGENE, Ore. -- boys cross country coach Mark Wieczorek competed in the 800-meter race at the Olympic Trials on Monday.
Despite failing to make the U.S. Team by placing 7th, the 27-year-old finished with a personal best 1:45.62, according to ESPN.com.
Leading up to his race on Monday, Wieczorek said he’s received “awesome” support from his boys cross country team.
“They were all calling me, texting me, sending me message(s),” he said. “Seeing them progress through the season, and then to have them supporting me, coming right back around, it's very cool.”
Wieczorek recently earned Washington’s Cross Country Coach of the Year for leading the Tides to a Class 4A boys championship this spring.
Nick Symmonds finished first in 1:43.92, ahead of Khadevis Robinson in 1:44.64 and Duane Solomon in 1:44.65. They will be representing Team USA at the London Olympics next month.