City, Tenn.) On the final day of competition at the 2010 NAIA Indoor Track
& Field National Championships, the Cornerstone men's team made a final
push for a top ten finish.
and Alex Green waited all day to run the 5,000 meter final. As the race got
underway, the field of twelve stayed bunched together, the pace hovering around
73 seconds per 400 meters. Just before the mile mark, the pace dropped to 68
seconds per 400, stringing out the pack.
Green hung with the lead group until the top three pulled away. With 800 meters
remaining, the pair sat sixth and seventh. Ripley made a late push to claim
fifth in a personal best time of 14:46.54. Green was less than once second off
his best time, clocking 14:59.86 for seventh.
of Concordia, Oregon won in 14:33.22.
earned his first Indoor All-American award to go with the two he has in Cross
Country and two for the 3,000 meter steeplechase.
Pacific took the team title with 71 points, ahead of Wayland Baptist with 56.
Cornerstone scored 18 which put them in a three-way tie for eighth, their
highest finish at an NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championship.