Saturday, September 18, 2010

Bernard Lagat sneaks in a cross country race...

Washington State University hall of famer Bernard Lagat (left/photo by Paul Merca) competed in his first cross country meet in a number of years Friday night at the Dave Murray Invitational in Tuscon, Arizona.

Lagat, the reigning IAAF world indoor champion at 3000 meters, who is listed as a volunteer coach at the University of Arizona finished second behind junior college transfer Stephen Sambu of Arizona, who took the win in 20:09, with Lagat a step behind over a 4.25 mile course at the Dell Urich Golf Course.

Sambu may be one of the contenders for the Pac-10 championship meet, which will be held on October 30th at Seattle's Jefferson Park Golf Course.

Results from the Dave Murray Invitational can be accessed here.

Lagat will end the 2010 campaign as he has done the past several years at the Fifth Avenue Mile in New York next weekend.

Meanwhile in Kawasaki, Japan, former Washington Husky pole vaulter and 2007 world champion Brad Walker is slated to compete in his specialty Sunday in Kawasaki, Japan in the Super Meet.

More information on the Super Meet can be accessed here.

No comments:

Blog Archive