TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Bineyam Tumbo finished fifth in the 3000m steeplechase to give Earlham men's track and field some early points at the 2018 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which began Friday at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
Tumbo clocked a time of 10:11.48, shaving nearly 14 seconds off his previous best time in the event.
Noah Scherf earned an additional two points for Earlham with his seventh-place finish in the 10,000m with a time of 33:40.19. Scherf, who has coloboma, also set a new American record at the 10,000m distance for those with a T13 International Paralympic Committee athletics classification.
In preliminaries held Friday:
- Four Quakers advanced to Saturday's final of the 800m: Nate Papachristos (1:58.71), Ian Shriner (2:00.71), Emanuel Faria (2:00.37), and Michael Grady (2:01.50).
- Brad Bliss advanced to the final of the 110m hurdles, after posting a time of 18.19 seconds in the prelims.
After the first day of competition, Earlham has six points through six events and is in seventh place. Rose-Hulman leads the field of eight teams with 117 points, followed by Anderson University with 28 points.
Competition at the 2018 HCAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships continues on Saturday, April 28, at 9:00 a.m. with the men's javelin. Track events start at 12:30 p.m. with the 4 x 100m relay.
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