University of Alaska Anchorage junior Marko Cheseto set a Charles Bowles Track Stadium record in the 10,000 meters with a winning time of 29 minutes and 41.86 seconds on the first day of the Willamette Invitational in Salem Oregon.
Because the time provisionally qualified him, and was only 1.86 seconds shy of the automatic qualifying time, Cheseto, a native of Kapenguria, Kenya will likely earn a trip to the NCAA Div. II Track & Field Championships on May 27-29.
For full results from Friday's events click here.
Sophomore Alfred Kangogo also provisionally qualified in the 10,000 with a third-place finish in 30:39.05. Kangogo has also provisionally qualified in the 800, 1,500 and 5,000.
The provisional time for the 10,000 is 31:00.00, and represents a time that typically qualifies athletes for the championships.
In the women's 1,500, three UAA runners placed in the top five. Miriam Kipng'eno placed third in 4:38.18; Laura Carr finished fourth in 4:39.18; and Ruth Keino made fifth in 4:39.87.
More events are set to take place on Saturday.