Hill Races Into 5,000m Final at World Track and Field Championships
Aug 13, 2013
MOSCOW - Representing Team USA, former Wolfpack track and cross country star Ryan Hill earned a spot in the men's 5,000-meter final Tuesday morning at Luzhniki Stadium, host of the 2013 IAAF Track and Field World Championships.
Hill was one of three USA runners to reach the final round of 15 in the event.
A 10-time All-American at NC State, Hill took to the track in the first of two heats alongside fellow USA teammate and five-time Olympic gold medalist, Bernard Lagat.
Hill went along with the lead pack on the fourth turn of the final lap to cross the finish line in fifth place with a time of 13:24.19 in what eventually turned out to be the final of 10 automatic qualifying bids.
The men's 5,000-meter final will take place Friday, August 16, and is scheduled for a 12:45 p.m. (EDT) start. The event will be streamed live by Universal Sports and can be viewed by subscribers only by clicking here.
Men's 5,000m Qualifying Results
1. Hagos Gebrhiwet (Ethiopia) 13:23.22 Q
2. Yenew Alamirew (Ethiopia) 13:23.48 Q
3. Bernard Lagat (USA) 13:23.59 Q
4. Thomas Longosiwa (Kenya) 13:23.94 Q
5. Ryan Hill (USA) 13:24.19 Q
6. Elroy Gelant (Russia) 13:25.07 q
7. Brett Robinson (Australia) 13:25.38 q
8. Sindre Buraas (Norway) 13:26.69 q
9. Zane Robertson (New Zealand) 13:27.89 q
10. John Kipkoech (Kenya) 13:31.21
11. Phillip Kipyeko (Georgia) 13:34.26
12. Arne Gabius (Germany) 13:34.26
13. Aziz Lahbabi 13:37.75
14. Sergio Sanchez (Spain) 13:52.05
15. Grevazio Mpani 14:15.65