Campbell distance runners shine at ISU Classic

Amon Kemboi & Amon Terer (Jeff Sides Photo)
Amon Kemboi & Amon Terer (Jeff Sides Photo)

AMES, IOWA – Campbell senior Amon Terer continued his historic indoor season as he ran the second-fastest 5000m in the NCAA this year to highlight day one of the ISU Classic. His time of 13:42.78 is a brand new Campbell record, breaking the previous mark held by sophomore Lawrence Kipkoech by nearly 29 seconds.

Terer placed first overall in the ISU Classic Invite Men's 5000m, which saw 11 of the top-13 fastest times in the country this season. Campbell freshman Amon Kemboi was also part of that group, finishing 11th in the meet with a mark of 13:52.49, which currently ranks 13th in the country. If these marks hold through the rest of the season, both athletes will qualify for the NCAA Indoor National Championships for ranking in the top-16 in the men's 5000m.

Earlier in the day, Campbell junior Joan Maritim represented the Camels in the women's 5K. She made history herself, breaking Campbell's indoor record with a time of 16:48.09 and placing first overall. That mark is the fastest in the Big South this season by a whopping 1:13.02 and was ranked in the top-40 in the country at the time of her finish.

Day two of the ISU Classic will have one Campbell athlete competing as Roshae Jackson runs in the women's 800m. That event is scheduled to start at 3:55 p.m. EST at the Lied Recreation Athletic Center. For the most up-to-date information on Campbell track & field follow @GoCamelsRun on Twitter.