Events: Middle Distance
PRs: 800m 1:43.92 (2002); 1500m 3:31.91 (2002)
Born: May 24, 1975, in El Paso, Texas
Current Residence: Tucson, Ariz.
High School: Las Cruces, N.M. '93
College: Georgia Tech '98
Coach: Luiz de Oliviera
Agent: Rich Kenah
Career Highlights: 2003 World Indoor 800m champion; 2003 U.S. Indoor 800m champion; 3-time U.S. Outdoor 800m champion; 2-time NCAA Indoor 800 champion
Krummenacker remained among America’s finest 800 meter runners in 2006 with his runner-up finish at the AT&T USA Indoor Championships and ending the year ranked #3 in the U.S. by Track & Field News. Krummenacker came back from a sub-par 2004 by making the 2005 World Outdoor team. In 2004 he had another good season, but missed the Olympic team by one place with his fourth-place finish in the 800m at the Trials in Sacramento…enjoyed a breakthrough 2002 season in the 800 meters, then added an exclamation point when he won the 2003 World Indoor 800m title, out-kicking world record holder Wilson Kipketer to take the gold. A hamstring injury hampered his progress outdoors in 2003. In 2002, Krummenacker ran a new personal best of 1:43.95 in Monaco, his second U.S. Outdoor title and Grand Prix wins in Paris and Rome. He also posted a new personal best in the 1,500m of 3:31.91 in Stockholm. Also in 2002 he set a new 1,000m indoor American record of 2:18.19 at the Boston Indoor Games. With his #1 U.S. ranking in the 800m and 1,500m in 2002, Krummenacker is the first man to be ranked #1 in the U.S. in both events since Rick Wohlhuter in 1976. Wohlhuter was also #1 in both in 1974. Krummenacker is now the fastest U.S. 800m-1,500m doubler ever. His goal is to hold the American record in both events, which hasn’t happened since Jim Ryun owned the world records for both in the mid-1960s. He credits his success to new coach Luiz de Oliviera, who has changed his workouts focusing on less volume and more quality. Krummenacker is also getting more rest and using pool training and a variety of drills such as plyometrics. Krummenacker won his first U.S. title in 2001 by edging out Derrick Peterson in a photo finish in the 800m. His previous best finish at a U.S. Championships was 8th in the 1,500m in 1998 … His first love was basketball, and he only started running because his high school basketball coach required that the team run cross country in the fall. In the spring, he tried track as well: “I liked that a lot more than cross country”…earned his degree in management…likes to surf, play chess, and listen to music, and also dabbles in stocks.
2008: 20th in Olympic Trials 1,500m semi-finals(3:34.69)...15th in Olympic Trials 800m
2007: 7th in semis at USA Outdoors (1:47.64)...3rd at Boston Indoor Games (1:49.29)...6th at Reebok Grand Prix (1:48.4)...second at Brasschaat (1:46.75)...best of 1:46.75.
2006: 6th at AT&T USA Outdoors (1:46.50)...AT&T USA Indoor runner-up (1:47.25)...7th at DN Galan (1:46.66)...7th at Rieti (1:45.60)...ranked #3 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 1:45.60.
2005: USA Outdoor 800m (1:46.80) runner-up and 1,500m prelims (3:48.69)...8th in semifinal at World Outdoor Champs (1:46.76)...3rd in 1000m at the Reebok Grand Prix (2:17.57)...4th in 800m at Nike Prefontaine Classic (1:45.43)...5th in race #1 in Zurich (1:45.04)...1st in the 800m at Payton Jordan U.S. Open (1:45.19)...10th at Lausanne (3:36.58)...ranked #2 in U.S. by T&FN...bests of 1:45.04 & 3:36.58.
2004: 4th at Olympic Trials (1:45.67)7th in Zurich (1:44.93)3rd in 1000m at adidas Boston Indoor Games (2:21.33)2nd in 800m at Verizon Millrose Games (1:50.38)3rd in 800m at Tyson Foods Invitational (1:46.00)2nd at Turin in 800m (1:45.59)ranked #3 in U.S. by T&FN1:44.93 & 3:38.59.
2003: World Indoor 800m champion (1:45.69PR)1st at USA Indoor 800m (1:50.59) 1st at USA Outdoors (1:45.53)6th in semifinals at World Outdoors (1:47.25)1st at Verizon Millrose Games (1:50.20)1st at Tyson Foods Invitational (1:47.20)1st at adidas Oregon Track Classic Outdoors 800m (1:45.77)2nd at Home Depot Invitational 1,500m (3:37.83)2nd at Oracle U.S. Open 1,000m (2:17.10)3rd at Gateshead 1,500m (3:35.15, U.S. Leader)4th at Gaz de France (1:44.30)#1 in U.S. at 800m & 1,500m by T&FN...bests of 1:44.30 & 3:35.15
2002: USA Outdoor 800m champion (1:47.24)1st in Paris (1:44.83)1st in Rome (1:45.24)2nd in 800m in Monaco (1:43.92PR)1st in 1000m at adidas Boston Indoor Games (2:17.85), breaking Ocky Clarks 1989 AR of 2:18.19 won Verizon Millrose 800 (1:52.30)set outdoor 1,500m PR at Stockholm, where he placed 2nd (3:31.93)ranked #3 in the world at 800m, #1 in U.S. at 800m & 1,500m by T&FNbests of 1:43.92AL & 3:31.93 AL.
2001: USA Outdoor 800m champ (1:49.24)7th in semis at World Outdoors (1:47:46)5th at Goodwill Games (1:47.40)4th at Peregrine Systems U.S. Open (1:46.46)ranked #1 in U.S. in 800mbest of 1:45.44 in Zurich.
2000: 12th at Olympic Trials (3:50.50) 3rd at Pontiac Grand Prix Invitational (3:35.15PR) ranked #9 in U.S. by T&FN...bests of 1:46.62 & 3:35.15.
1999: 9th in 1500m at USA Outdoors (3:42.05)...advanced to World Champs as third American team member because the six runners who placed ahead of him failed to meet qualifying standard...7th in semis at World Champs (3:39.19)ranked #3 in 1500m and #4 in 800m in U.S. by T&FN...Bests of 1:44.57 and 3:36.20.
1998: Won NCAA Indoor 800m (1:47.52); ran on 7th-place 4 x 400m, straining a hamstring2nd in 800m (1:46.40) at NCAA Outdoor8th in 1500m (3:40.28) at USA Outdoor...won 800m (1:47.78) and 1500m (3:48.49) at ACC Champs Won ACC Indoor 800m (1:47.77) and mile (4:02.62) 2nd in mile (3:54.23 PR) at Edwardsville GP...ranked #5 in U.S. at 800m and 1500m by T&FN...bests of 1:45.99 and 3:37.27.
1997: Won NCAA Indoor 800m (1:47.49); third leg on 3rd-place 4 x 400 (47.4 for 3:08.99) 4th in NCAA Outdoor 800m (1:47.20)won ACC Indoor 800m (1:52.75) and mile (4:12.63) won ACC 800m (1:48.75) and 1500m (3:50.51) 6th in 800m semi at USA Outdoors (1:47.39)ranked #7 in U.S. at 800m by T&FN...bests of 1:46.30 and 3:39.99.
1996: Won ACC Indoor 800m (1:53.26) and mile (4:10.40)won ACC 800m (1:52.68) and 1500 (3:54.32)4th in 800m heat at NCAA Outdoor (1:48.58)7th in 800m semi at Olympic Trials (1:47.58)bests of 1:46.73 and 3:50.56, plus 4:03.90 (mile).
1995: Did not compete; injured.
1994: 4th in ACC Indoor 800 (1:52.75)7th in 800m heat (1:51.67) at NCAA Indoor2nd in ACC 800 (1:49.12)6th in 800m heat at NCAA Outdoor (1:50.21)7th in 800m semi at USA Outdoors (1:49.51)2nd in 800m at USA Juniors (1:49.50)7th in 800m (1:49.80) at World Juniors...bests of 1:47.68.
1993: Won New Mexico HS state titles in 800m and 1600mbests of 1:51.73.
1992: Won New Mexico HS state titles in 800m, 1600m, and cross-country...bests of 1:52.02 and 3:58.46.
1991: Won New Mexico HS state 800m title.