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RUNNER SET FOR NCAA D-II CHAMPIONSHIP

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Posted on March 6, 2013

UPDATE March 8, 2013

Junior Aaron Dinzeo earned All-America status after posting the second-fastest time of his career in the 5,000-meter run at the 2013 NCAA Division II Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Ala.

Dinzeo placed seventh overall, crossing the finish line in 14 minutes, 20.60 seconds. He earned All-America laurels in track & field for the first time in his career after being an All-American in cross country in 2011.  


Original story:

Distance runner Aaron Dinzeo will compete in the 5,000-meter event at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field National Championships. 

The championships will be held March 7-9 in Birmingham, Ala. 

Dinzeo is scheduled to compete at 8:10 p.m. March 8. 

This is the first time that Dinzeo, a junior, has qualified for the NCAA Championships.

Earlier this indoor season, at Kent State University, Dinzeo recorded the 10th- fastest time in NCAA Division II after setting a personal best time of 14 minutes, 19.65 seconds

At the PSAC meet he earned all-conference honors in the 5,000 meters for the second straight year after finishing second overall with a time of 14:46.08.