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McDougal Earns Eighth All-America Honor With Eighth-Place Finish In 5K
McDougal's (Peru, N.Y.) time, 13:49.97, was actually faster than his clocking from the same meet a year ago, when the Empire State native finished fourth in the 5K. It was the second-fastest time in Liberty and Big South Conference history, trailing only the 13:37.32 McDougal posted while winning the IC4A championship last Sunday.
Wisconsin senior Chris Solinsky crossed the finish line first in the 5,000 meters, in a time of 13:38.61. Arkansas' Peter Kosgei represented Solinsky's closest competition, finishing 1.27 seconds behind.
McDougal has now won four All-America distinctions in indoor track and field, three in cross country and one in outdoor track and field. He will aim for another All-America award Saturday evening at 8:50 p.m., when the junior competes in the 3,000-meter final. McDougal has finished fifth in the 3K two years in a row at the national indoor meet.