Levins Leads the World with 10,000-meters Finish at Stanford
Courtesy: SUU Media Relations
Release: 04/30/2012
Send this article to a friend Print RSS

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Apr. 30  - Cameron Levins spent another weekend on the national stage as he raced to a first place finish in the 10,000-meters at Stanford's Payton Jordan Invitational on Sunday. Levins' time of 27:27.96 ranks first in the world according to IAAF.org and qualifies for London 2012 with a Canadian Olympic A standard.

"To run at a world stage like this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Cam," head coach Eric Houle said. "His accomplishment yesterday really speaks of all the hard work he has put into this sport."

Levins pulled ahead of professional runner Sam Chelanga and Stanford's Chris Derrick in the final lap of the 10,000-meters, breaking Southern Utah's 30-year-old record of 28:57.00 (set by Hernando Hernandez in 1982).

Women's distance leader Diana Medina-Mitchell also competed in a 10,000-meter run at Stanford, earning a 41st-place national ranking with a time of 34:07.67. Medina-Mitchell's time also shatters SUU's previous record of 35:51.14, set by Stephanie Hart in 2004.

"Diana's performance was absolutely astounding," Houle continued. "To come in and break the school record by more than 1:40 reallys shows what she has accomplished in her time at Southern Utah."

Both athletes lead the Summit League in the 10,000-meters, 5,000-meters and 1,500-meters as they prepare to compete at the conference championship, set for May 10-12 in Fargo, N.D.

Thu. Mar. 26
@ Riverside Invitational
2015 Outdoor Track & Field
() Results
Fri. Mar. 20
@ UNLV
2015 Outdoor Track & Field
() Results
Fri. Mar. 13
@ NCAA Indoor Nationals
2015 Indoor Track & Field
TBA
Wed. Feb. 25
@ Big Sky Conference Championships
2015 Indoor Track & Field
() Results
Fri. Feb. 20
@ NAU
2015 Indoor Track & Field
() Results
Fri. Feb. 13
@ Husky Classic
2015 Indoor Track & Field
() Results
Fri. Apr. 3
@ San Francisco
2015 Outdoor Track & Field
TBA
Fri. Apr. 3
@ Stanford
2015 Outdoor Track & Field
TBA
Sat. Apr. 11
@ Pamona Pitzer Invitational
2015 Outdoor Track & Field
TBA
Thu. Apr. 16
@ Mt. Sac Relays
2015 Outdoor Track & Field
TBA
Fri. Apr. 17
@ Bryan Clay Invite
2015 Outdoor Track & Field
TBA
Wed. Apr. 22
@ BYU Multi's
2015 Outdoor Track & Field
TBA
Fri. Apr. 24
@ BYU Robinson Invite
2015 Outdoor Track & Field
TBA
Fri. Apr. 24
vs. SUU High School Meet
2015 Outdoor Track & Field
TBA
Sun. May. 3
@ Payton Jordan Invite
2015 Outdoor Track & Field
TBA
Twitter
Facebook
Web Ad for iPhone App