Hill Qualifies For 2013 IAAF World Track and Field Championships
HEUSDEN, Belgium – Former NC State distance runner and 10-time All-American Ryan Hill qualified for the 2013 IAAF World Track and Field Championships with one of the fastest 5,000-meter times by an American athlete Saturday afternoon at the 2013 KBC Night of Athletics (Heusden) track and field meet.
Hill, who finished his collegiate career during the 2013 spring season, was in pursuit of an IAAF ‘B’ standard of 13:20.00 – a time he was required to run in order to earn a spot on the U.S. roster for the IAAF Championships. Not only did he break the 13:20 barrier, Hill surged to a 13:14.22 clocking in the 5,000-meter race to earn an IAAF ‘A’ standard in breaking the 13:15 threshold.
The mark was not only a personal best in the event for Hill, but he obliterated his previous record of 13:26.34, set in 2012, by more than 12 seconds.
Hill will now set his eyes on the bi-annual IAAF Championships, which will take place August 10-18 at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia. The heats of the men’s 5,000-meter event are currently scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 13, and the final is set for Friday, Aug. 16.
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