Cheserek Wins 10,000-meter Title at the NCAA Championships
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Edward Cheserek found another gear and added to his large championship collection.
The Oregon junior's signature kick on the final lap of the men's 10,000 meters Wednesday night helped him to his 14th NCAA title.
Cheserek picked up the pace with about 250 meters to go to pull away from five other runners and win the 6.2-mile race in 29 minutes, 9.57 seconds.
Northern Arizona's Futsum Zienasellassie was second in 29:10.68.
It was Cheserek's third straight national title at that distance. He'll go for two in a row in the 5,000 on Friday.
Cheserek's win got 10 team points for Oregon, the two-time defending national champion.