Justyn Knight wins 5000-meter NCAA National Championship


first_img Published on March 9, 2018 at 10:12 pm Contact Danny: [email protected] | @DannyEmerman Facebook Twitter Google+ With a time of 14:14:47, Justyn Knight became the NCAA Indoor Champion in the 5000-meter race, his first national indoor track championship victory.The slow pace made the race Knight’s to win. Knight had the most juice left in the tank and it showed in the final 200 meters, where he separated himself from the pack with a burst of blazing speed.Knight pulled away from Alabama’s Vincent Kiprop (14:15:01) and Oklahoma State’s Hassan Abdi (14:15:38) to coast through the finish line. Knight is set to compete in the 3k race tomorrow. Knight is the second NCAA Track and Field Champion from SU, joining Jarret Eaton, who won the 60-meter hurdles in 2012. He’s also the first SU athlete in 37 years to win multiple individual national championships.In the Women’s 5k, junior Paige Stoner couldn’t keep pace with the top half of the field and ended up with a time of 16:05:88, good for eighth out of 16.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEarlier in the night, in the preliminaries of the 60-meter hurdles, neither Matt Moore nor Angelo Goss qualified for the finals. Moore, a sophomore, just barely missed the cut by 0.02 seconds. Goss, a senior, finished in last place. Commentslast_img read more