Terer set to represent Campbell at Indoor Nationals

Amon Terer (Photo courtesy of Big South Sports)
Amon Terer (Photo courtesy of Big South Sports)

BUIES CREEK, N.C. -- Campbell senior Amon Terer is set to compete in the 2017 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field National Championships this weekend. The Eldoret, Kenya native will represent the Fighting Camels in the men's 3000m and 5000m, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 10-11 at the Gilliam Indoor Stadium in College Station, Texas.

The men's 5000m national championship is scheduled for Friday at 9:20 p.m. EST, while the men's 3000m national championship is set for Saturday at 7:15 p.m. EST. The events will be streamed live on ESPN3, with a subscription required. 

Terer qualified by placing in the top-16 in the country in both events. In the men's 5K, Terer finished the season at No. 6 nationally with a Campbell record-breaking time of 13:42.78. He earned that mark at the ISU Classic, winning the men's invite 5K as he raced against some of the NCAA's top talent, including six athletes that will compete at Nationals.

Terer also narrowly qualified in the men's 3K, as his 16th-seeded mark of 7:54.40 edged the next closest competitor by a mere .08 seconds. That mark was converted down due to track size from a program record time of 7:59.92, set at the Camel City Elite Invitational in Winston-Salem, N.C. Terer was invited to compete in that meet among some of the country's premier amateur and professional athletes, including 2016 Olympic silver medalist Paul Chelimo.

Terer is just the second athlete in program history to qualify for Indoor Nationals. High jumper Eric Bergemann, who holds the program's indoor record for that event with a mark of 2.17m, reached the national championships in 2003 and earned All-America honors for Campbell.

Following the meet, Terer will return to the team in preparation for outdoor track season. For the most up-to-date information on Campbell track & field, follow @GoCamelsRun on Twitter.