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Garn finishes 18th at NCAA Outdoor Championships
June 10, 2016Tweet
Senior middle distance runner Jesse Garn was 18th overall in the preliminary round of the men’s 800 at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on June 8. The four-day meet was held at Heyward Field at the University of Oregon.
Racing in the third of three heats, Garn placed fifth out of eight runners with a time of 1:49.10. The heat was won by Shaquille Walker of BYU, who clocked a time of 1:47.45
The top two finishers in each of the three heats, plus the next two fastest times, advanced to the finals.
Garn is assured of being a USTFCCCA All-American for the third time in his career. Places 1-8 in Friday’s finals will earn first-team status. Finishers 9-16 in Wednesday’s preliminary round will receive second-team accolades while the rest of the competitors (17-24) will be honorable mention All-Americans.
Garn was fourth overall in the 800 finals last year. He also competed at the 2015 NCAA Indoor Championships. He is the third three-time USTFCCCA All-American in Binghamton program history, joining Rory Quiller (three times from 2007-08) and Erik van Ingen (four times from 2011-12).