May 3, 2009
PALO ALTO, Calif. -
Lamar University junior Samuel Kosgei had to wait for the final heat of the night, but made it worth his while as he set a new school record in the 10,000 meter run in heat two of the event at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational at Stanford University.
Kosgei was the top collegiate finisher in heat two, crossing the finish line in a time of 28:45.24 for fourth place. His performance narrowly missed is NCAA automatic qualifying time of 28:45.00, but currently ranks 13th in NCAA.
The 28:45.24 performance is also a new Lamar University record. Kosgei shattered his own record of 29:54.15 which he ran at the Stanford Invitational last year. The time is also the second-fastest in Southland Conference history.
Kosgei and the rest of the Lamar University track and field teams will be back in action on Friday through Sunday when they compete at the Southland Conference championships in Nacogdoches, Texas.