Kemboi breaks school record, Terer posts nationally ranked mark at Mt. Sac Relays

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

TORRANCE, Calif. -- Campbell distance runner standouts Amon Terer and Amon Kemboi each posted nationally ranked marks at the Mt. Sac Relays, hosted by El Camino College at Murdock Stadium. Terer got things started Thursday night with a fifth-place finish in the men's invite 10,000m, posting a time of 28:57.72 in the event. Friday night, Kemboi broke the all-time Campbell record in the men's invite 5,000m with a mark of 13:47.77 to place 11th in the meet.

Terer's time of 28:57.72 in the 10K was just three seconds away from his personal-best, a school record of 28:54.42 that he set at last year's Mt. Sac Relays. His current time ranks 13th on the 2017 NCAA Division I East Regional qualifying list and sits 23rd in all of Divison I this season. As long as Terer's time stays in the top-48 in the region through the end of the season, he will qualify for the NCAA East Regional for a fourth-consecutive season.

Kemboi competed against some of the nation's elite talent in a 5K heat that posted nine of the top-13 marks in all of Division I this season. His time of 13:47.77 beat the previous school record held by Lawrence Kipkoech by more than six seconds and is the second-fastest mark for a Division I freshman this season. Based on the current TFRRS lists, Kemboi ranks 11th in the country and third in the NCAA East Region in the men's 5,000m.

Up next for Campbell track & field, a group of sprinters and jumpers are set to compete at the Gamecock Invitational on Saturday, April 15 at the University of South Carolina's Cregger Track. For the most up-to-date information on Campbell track & field, follow @GoCamelsRun on Twitter.