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DINZEO PLACES 5th IN 5,000 METERS

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Posted on May 16, 2014

UPDATE: May 24, 2014

Junior distance runner Aaron Dinzeo earned All-American honors by placing fifth in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 14:03.40 during the final day of the NCAA Division II Track and Field Outdoor Championships, which took place at Allendale, Mich.

Dinzeo earned All-American honors with a third-place finish in the 10,00-meter run on May 22 and is now a six-time All-American including two in cross county. 

Freshman Julie Friend earned All-American honors in the 3,000-meter steeplechase on May 23 and fellow freshman Summer Hill competed in the 1,500-meter event on May 22.


UPDATE: May 23 2014

Freshman Julie Friend earned All-American honors by placing sixth in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase with a time of 10:35.63. during the second day of the NCAA Division II Track and Field Outdoor Championships, which are taking place at Allendale, Mich. 

Junior Aaron Dinzeo, a five-time All-American, will compete in the 5,000-meter finals on May 24 at 8:05 p.m.  


UPDATE: May 22, 2014

Junior distance runner Aaron Dinzeo earned All-American honors by placing third in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 29:50.49 during the first day of the NCAA Division II Track and Field Outdoor Championships, which are taking place at Allendale, Mich. 

Freshman Julie Friend advanced to the finals of the3,000-meter steeplechase with a school record  time of 10:43.76 in the preliminaries.

Fellow freshman Summer Hill also competed on Thursday in the 1,500-meter preliminaries but did not qualify for the finals after a time of 4:49.23.

Friend will compete in the 3,000-meter steeplechase finals at 7:25 p.m. on May 23 while Dinzeo will compete in the 5,000-meter finals on May 24 at 8:05 p.m.


Original story:

Four-time All-American Aaron Dinzeo and standout freshmen Julie Friend and Summer Hill will compete in the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field National Championships from May 22-24.

The championships are being held at Grand Valley State University’s Track and Field stadium in Allendale, Mich.

Dinzeo, a junior, will compete in the 10,000-meter run at 8:10 p.m. on May 22 and the 5,000-meter run at 8:05 p.m. May 24.

In 2013, Dinzeo placed fifth and seventh in the 5,000-meter run at the NCAA outdoor and indoor national events, respectively. He is also a two-time cross country All-American.

Hill will run in the 1,500-meter preliminary event at 5:25 p.m. May 22. Friend will compete in the 3,000-meter steeplechase preliminary at 7:10 p.m. the same day.

If Friend advances, the 3,000-meter steeplechase finals will be held at 7:25 p.m.  May 23. Hill will hope to make the 1,500-meter finals, which will take place at 5:45 p.m. May 24.

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