Arkansas Earns One Automatic and Two Provision
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – On Friday night at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif. Arkansas faced the nation’s best distance runners and was able to earn one NCAA automatic qualifying time and two provisional qualifying times in the 5,000-meter run. It was the Razorbacks’ first competition in the 5,000 meters since the 2002 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships on March 8-9.
In section one, junior and Fayetteville native Daniel Lincoln finished second with a career-best time of 13:36.12. His time earned him an automatic qualification for the 2002 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships and moves him into the fifth spot on the Arkansas all-time outdoor top 10 times.
Freshman Jason Sandfort and junior Silverus Kimeli both ran career-best times. Sandfort finished seventh with a provisional qualifying time of 13:52.92, while Kimeli finished 20th with a provisional qualifying time of 14:06.09. Sophomore Westley Alkin finished 25th in the second section with a time of 14:50.32. He finished 55th overall. There were a total of 138 competitors in the 5,000-meter run.
After the Razorbacks return from the Stanford Invitational they will travel to Austin, Texas for the Texas Relays on April 5-6 before returning to Fayetteville to host the McDonnell Invitational on April 13.
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