Cooper Teare

Birthday: 08/18/99 Mile PR: 3:50.17 (indoors) – 2022
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 3:32.16 - 2024
High School: St. Joseph Notre Dame (CA) '17
Hometown: Alameda, CA
College: University of Oregon '21
Current Residence: Blacksburg, VA

Cooper Teare captured the 2024 USA Cross Country 10K crown, and in April, won the BAA 5K, running 13:38 in Boston and at the LA Grand Prix, ran a 5000m PR and Olympic standard time of 12:54.72 to place 9th.

In a tactical race, he won the 2022 USA 1500m title, with a sub-52 second final lap, in 3:45.86, his first USA title, and also earning his first Team USA World Championship berth. In February, he won the Windy City Invitational Magnificent Mile in Chicago, setting a personal record of 3:50.17, #3 U.S. individual all-time indoors.

On April 23, 2022 at the Oregon Relays, Teare ran an impressive anchor leg on the 4x1 Mile Relay (3:53.24) and the Duck Track Club produced the second fastest time ever in 15:52.05.

In 2021, the Oregon Duck won the NCAA 5000m title in 13:12.27 (championship record and #2 NCAA all-time), and in February, he clocked a Mile in 3:50.39, the fastest collegian ever indoors, #7 individual indoors all-time and PR at the time.

At the 2017 Mt. SAC Relays, Teare blazed a 4:00.16 Mile to become the fifth fastest U.S. boy in a high school-only competition.

The St. Joseph Notre Dame grad was also a two-time California state champion 3200m (2016) and cross country (2015).

Photo credit: Thomas Fernandez



Bowerman Mile again draws the best of the Best

May 07, 2022

Past race champions, Olympic medalists, world champions and rising stars to toe the line at Hayward Field

From Prefontaine Classic

The Prefontaine Classic has churned out more sub-4 minute Mile performances than any other American meet, and the storied Bowerman Mile has played a pivotal role...

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Teare beats Hocker in near U.S. indoor Mile record

February 12, 2022

"So, we had a little bit of a race strategy with our two pacers in front and then Morgan. He definitely threw in an extra element of adding that race feeling, which is just so awesome and made for a fast race.”

By Don Kopriva, Track & Field News

CHICAGO — On Friday night, February 11th when a...

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Powerful Oregon featuring Milers galore

March 01, 2021

The secret behind this winter’s Duck Mile breakout, if there is one, is coach Ben Thomas, according to his athletes.

By Sieg Lindstrom, Track & Field News

Miling is breaking out in Duck Town. Again. With head-scratching times and depth. Many aspects of life have come without precedent in the...

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Breaking Four: Oregon track & field’s newest sub-4 Mile men

March 07, 2018

“You run a time and you think, ‘I could go faster.’ So, I think it’s always going to be a challenge, and I think I am always going to challenge myself to run it faster.”

By Maggie Vanoni, Daily Emerald

At the Columbia Challenge in New York last month, Oregon redshirt sophomore Mick Stanovsek...

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East Bay runner Cooper Teare falls short of sub-4 minute Mile

May 01, 2017

"He closed in 58.8 or 58.9, so he still had something left. But the early pace cost him.”

By Darren Sabedra, The Mercury News

SACRAMENTO — The quest for history, the magical sub-4 minute Mile, continued Saturday for a Bay Area distance runner who is shattering records as he winds down his...

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St. Joe’s Cooper Teare caps great series of runs

April 18, 2017

Oregon-bound senior's near sub-4 performance capped the greatest month-long stretch by an individual in California distance running history.

By Mitch Stephens, SF Gate

Cooper Teare crossed the finish line to a giant groan from the crowd at El Camino College in Torrance on Friday. He...

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