david_hunter_header david_hunter_header2


As a track and field journalist, announcer, and broadcaster, Dave's work has been widely acclaimed. See what professionals throughout the industry are saying about Dave. 

Read Dave's Endorsements

2015 USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championship

Eugene, Oregon

At the starting gun, David Torrence and Garrett Heath led the 24-man field – containing both young upstarts and old guard – through the first kilometer in 3:00. The mid-race tempo was later set by Jonathan Peterson and Jim Spisak while Galen Rupp – coming back from his 7th consecutive 10K title three days earlier – was tucked in just behind. Heath and Lopez Lomong were also well positioned while the ageless Bernard Lagat was running mid-pack and Ben True – also earning a team berth in the 10K earlier in the meet – appeared sluggish even further back.

With 1200 remaining and the pace steadily increasing, Rupp went to the lead to unfurl a long drive to the finish. Completing a 63 second circuit, Rupp hit 4K in 11:26 with Ryan Hill in 2nd and Lomong in 3rd. It was soon clear that Lagat – perhaps showing signs of age for the first time – was done, unable to match Rupp’s gear shift. The American record holder would finish 10th. Up front, Rupp’s stirring move was quickly covered by Hill while Lomong – now joined by True – also gave chase. At the bell, Rupp’s advantage remained meager as Hill and a resurgent Torrence were positioned to strike. On the final backstretch, Torrence summoned a desperate – but ultimately ill-fated – challenge to wrest the lead from Rupp. It was Torrence’s last hurrah. With excellent timing, Hill roared off the Bowerman curve for the win in 13:50.69 while a dispirited Rupp [13:51.54] slid to 3rd as True [13:51.09] – somehow able to shake off 10K fatigue – charged down the homestretch for 2nd. Torrence finished 4th.

In the mixed zone, the new champion spoke of his relative anonymity and the circumstances surrounding his win. “Hopefully, I'll start coming into my own now,’ offered the former North Carolina State star. “If I can keep beating these really good runners that would be even better – not just a one-time thing. Maybe Bernard's getting older now and maybe he actually is 40. I didn't think he was actually 40 until today maybe. Galen had a 10K in his legs so he was obviously a little tired . I just had a really good day."

Subscribe to New Postings

If you would like to be notified via email of new article postings from Track and Field Hunter, click the subscribe button below.


Demo Reel Video

Please take a moment to view Dave's 3-minute demo-reel for samples of his announcing and interviewing work.

sidebar demoreel


Dunaway AwardAt the 2019 annual meeting of the Track and Field Writers of America, Dave was presented with the James Dunaway Memorial Award “for track & field journalism excellence.”

Dave Hunter

Dave HunterDave Hunter is a track & field journalist, announcer, and broadcaster.  Dave reports on the premier track & field gatherings around the globe, frequently serves as an arena or stadium announcer for championship events, and has undertaken foreign and domestic broadcast assignments in the sport.


Article Archives

RunBlogRun Some photographs on this site have been reproduced with permission from runblogrun.com.