Hocker Wins All-Time 5K At Oregon Relays
Cole Hocker continued his incredible hot streak and won an all-time 5K last night at the Oregon Relays.
Hocker, a double winner at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships last month and a former two-event collegiate leader outdoors, clocked a collegiate-leading 13:19.98 to become the 12th-fastest performer in collegiate history.
Finishing, in order, behind Hocker was his teammate Cooper Teare at 13:20.94 and the Iowa State duo of Edwin Kurgat (13:20.48) and Wesley Kiptoo (13:21.02). Teare, Kurgat and Kiptoo are all now ranked among the top-20 performers in collegiate history as well.
All told, it was the deepest collegiate-only 5K in collegiate history. While the final at the 2014 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships was faster with Lawi Lalang of Arizona and Edward Cheserek of Oregon stopping the clock at 13:18.16 and 13:18.71, respectively, there was more depth places 1-4 on Friday using the current collegiate record book.