Terer becomes first two-time Indoor All-American in Campbell history

Amon Terer (Jared Prescott Photo)
Amon Terer (Jared Prescott Photo)

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Campbell senior Amon Terer earned Second Team All-America honors in the men's 3000m Saturday night at the 2017 NCAA Indoor National Championships inside the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium. The Eldoret, Kenya native placed 12th overall with a time of 8:12.28 to become the first two-time All-American in Campbell Track & Field history.

Oregon's Edward Cheserek won the title with a mark of 7:55.91 for his 17th-career national championship. Justyn Knight of Syracuse placed second in 7:56.21, while Tulsa's Marc Scott came in third at 7:57.19.

This marks the end of Terer's collegiate indoor career. The senior holds the Campbell men's indoor records in the 3000m and 5000m with marks of 7:59.92 and 13:42.78, respectively, and was just the second athlete in Campbell history to qualify for the Indoor National Championships. Terer has tallied nine Big South indoor conference championships in four years and was named the conference's Most Outstanding Track Performer in 2014, 2015 and 2017.

"Although the 3K result wasn't what we were hoping for, Amon has definitely proved himself as one Campbell's best-ever track athletes," said head coach Michael Kelly. "We are extremely proud of his accomplishment and can't wait to see him progress even more this outdoor season!"

Terer will rejoin the Camels for outdoor season, with CU's next scheduled meet being the Carolina Relays in Chapel Hill, N.C. That meet is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 17-18 at UNC's Belk Track. For the most up-to-date information on Campbell track & field, follow @GoCamelsRun on Twitter.