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McDougal Breaks School 5K Record in Seattle

February 10, 2007
|  Seattle, Wash.
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Josh McDougal broke his own school record with a 13:52.13 clocking for 5,000 meters.

Josh McDougal broke his own school record with a 13:52.13 clocking for 5,000 meters.

After two Liberty school records went down Friday during the Liberty Quad, a third was bettered Saturday afternoon at the Washington Husky Invitational. Junior Josh McDougal ran the fastest 5,000-meter time ever by a Flame athlete, indoors or outdoors, running a personal-best 13:52.13. 

McDougal's (Peru, N.Y.) effort placed ninth in a field of some of the nation's top collegiate distance runners and earned him provisional qualification for the NCAA Division I National Indoor Track and Field Championships. Wisconsin's Chris Solinsky won the race with a world-leading time of 13:30.74. 

Jordan McDougal (So., Peru, N.Y.) also ran the 5K in Seattle, finishing 16th in the fast heat with an official time of 14:32.35. The brothers, who combined to win all three distance events at last season's Big South Indoor Track and Field Championships, will attempt to do so once again at this year's conference meet, to be held at Clemson Feb. 17-18.