Lincoln Advances to Steeplechase Final at 2003
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Former Razorback Daniel Lincoln won his heat and advanced to the final of the steeplechase at the 2003 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships late Thursday night in Palo Alto, Calif.
Lincoln clocked in with a time of 8:30.75 to qualify for Saturday afternoon’s final at Cobb Track & Angell Field on the campus of Stanford University. The top three finishers on Saturday will represent the United States in the World Championships in Paris, France on Aug. 23-31.
It was just last weekend when the Fayetteville, Ark., native finished his decorated collegiate career in style by earning 20 points with wins in the 10,000 meters and the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 2003 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, Calif. Lincoln became the first American to win three-consecutive NCAA steeplechase titles in helping the Razorbacks to their 38th national championship including their 10th in outdoor track and field.
Lincoln also shattered a 21-year-old school record in winning the 10,000 meters with a time of 28:20.20. He became the first athlete ever to capture individual titles in both the 10,000 and the steeplechase at the NCAA Championships in the same year.
Earlier this week, Lincoln was selected as the 2003 Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year by Trackshark.com.
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