Fischer Finishes 17th At NCAA Championships

first_imgEUGENE, Ore. – Drake University’s Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) ended the outdoor track and field season with a 17th place finish in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Championships on Wednesday evening.Competing in his first NCAA Championships, Fischer finished one place away from earning All-America honors with his time of 29:41.47. The junior kept pace with the lead pack for much of the race, but the leaders aggressively pushed that pace during the final 2,000 meters to stretch the field out. Oregon’s Edward Cheserek successfully defended his title in the event with a time of 29:09.57 thanks to a late surge.Fischer’s performance closed out a tremendous outdoor season. He opened the campaign by finishing seventh in the 10,000 meters at the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays in 29:09.86, a personal best and the second fastest time in school history.  In April, he finished third in the 5,000 meters at the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee with a performance that was just three one-hundreths of a second off the school record and followed that with a fifth-place showing in the event at the MVC Outdoor Championship. During the indoor season, he earned All-MVC honors in both the 3,000 and 5,000 meters.As a team, the Bulldogs end the 2015-16 indoor and outdoor track and field seasons with a total of three Missouri Valley Conference champions, 19 All-MVC selections, five school records broken, nine MVC Scholar-Athlete team selections and two MVC Elite 18 Award winners.Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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