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    Himelright Finishes Second in Steeplechase at Stanford
    Brian Himelright
    Brian Himelright

    April 28, 2013

    Payton Jordan Results

    PALO ALTO, Calif.
    – The NC State track and field team had several distance runners record top-five performances in their respective events at the Payton Jordan Invitational at Stanford University Sunday evening.

    Senior Brian Himelright posted one of the most impressive times for the Wolfpack in the second heat of the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase, after he crossed the line in second place at 8:38.96. The time obliterated his previous personal-best of 8:52.58 (set during the 2011 outdoor season) by nearly 14 seconds, and was the fourth-fastest mark in NC State history.

    Freshman Graham Crawford also notched a season-best mark in the third section of the men’s 1,500-meter race with a time of 3:43.30 to take third place. Crawford, who earned All-ACC honors with his personal-best clocking of 3:45.34 at the ACC Championships just one week ago, topped that mark by two seconds.

    Senior Erin Mercer took second place in section three of the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at 10:15.19, while redshirt junior Andrew Colley finished fifth in section two of the men’s 5,000-meter race with a season-best time of 13:45.69.

    The Wolfpack will return to action on Sunday, May 5 in Durham, N.C., when it competes at the Duke Twilight meet.

    Payton Jordan Invitational
    April 28, 2013

    Men’s 1,500-meter run
    3. Crawford, Graham                        3:43.30



    Women’s 1,500-meter run
    8. George, Samantha                        4:33.40

    Men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase
    2. Himelright, Brian                        8:38.96

    Women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase
    2. Mercer, Erin                        10:15.19

    Men’s 5,000-meter run
    5. Colley, Andrew                        13:45.69 

    Women’s 5,000-meter run
    12. Thompson, Joanna            16:13.31

    Men’s 10,000-meter run
    16. Sonnenfeldt, Matt                        30:00.71

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