Keehn breaks 10,000 meter school record in San Francisco; FHSU men sixth at ESU Relays

Fort Hays State University’s Cory Keehn broke the FHSU 10,000-Meter Run Record and posted the third-fastest time nationally in the event at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival in San Francisco, Calif., on Friday. The majority of the track team was in action at the ESU Relays in Emporia., where the Tigers took sixth as a team.

Keehn ran a time of 29:44.68 in the event to finish second and post a solid provisional qualifying mark. He was just three seconds off the pace of unattached runner Andreas Ahwall. Keehn topped two other runners that ran sub-30:00, Blake Taneff of Ohio State and Aaron Mora of Chico State. Teammate Jonny Bernasky finished 16th in the event in 30:30.08, also obtaining a provisional mark. Michael Kinuthia was just three-tenths of a second short of getting a provisional in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:52.35.

FHSU generated 57 points as a team at the ESU Relays in Emporia, finishing sixth out of 12 teams. FHSU did not have any top three finishers individually, but had one fourth-place and three fifth-place finishers. The 4×800-meter relay team finished third.

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