Friday, March 12, 2010

McNeil does Big Sky Proud

Just watched the men's 5,000 meters at the NCAA Indoors.

David McNeil of Northern Arizona had a thrilling duel with Sam Chelanga of Liberty. Chelanga beat McNeil at last falls XC championships. But, today, McNeil got his revenge with a strong last 200 meters and beat out Chelanga, running 13:36.41 to 13:37.01.

For those of you who were at the Big Sky Conference Champs in Bozeman a couple of weeks ago, you'll recall McNeil (an Australian native) winning the 3,000 meters and just getting outkicked by MSU's Patrick Casey in the mile.

With McNeil winning the 5000 and Casey qualifying for the mile finals, it was a good day for the Big Sky Conference.


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