Ariz. senior beats UO freshman in NCAA 5K

Ariz. senior beats UO freshman in NCAA 5K

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Ariz. senior beats UO freshman in NCAA 5K

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by Associated Press

kgw.com

Posted on June 14, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Updated Saturday, Jun 14 at 10:44 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Arizona senior Lawi Lalang out-kicked Oregon freshman Edward Cheserek to win the 5,000 meters last night at the NCAA track and field championships.

Lalang finished in a meet-record 13 minutes, 18.36 seconds for his eighth NCAA title.

Cheserek took the lead on the final lap but defending champion Lalang pulled back in front on the final 100 meters.

Lalang, who also will run the 1,500 today, is the first to win back-to-back titles in the 5K since Wisconsin's Chris Solinsky in 2006-07.

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