Kinuthia wins 800 Meters; Keehn posts provisional time in 5000 Meters at KU Relays

Fort Hays State’s Michael Kinuthia won the unseeded 800-meter run and Cory Keehn posted a provisional qualifying time in the 5,000-meter run at the Kansas Relays in Lawrence.

Kinuthia took the unseeded 800 meters in a time of 1:53.21 seconds, topping a field of 20 runners. His time would have still been good enough to finish seventh in the seeded 800-meter run, which featured 11 runners.

Keehn ran a time of 14:31.70 in the 5,000 meters to finish second in the race. His provisional qualifying time ranks him 26th nationally. He also has a provisional qualifying time in the 10,000 meters this year, which has him ranked sixth nationally. Jonny Bernasky came up just shy of the provisional qualifying time in the 5,000 meters with a time of 14:39.81. He finished fourth in the race.

Brady Tien finished 10th in the pole vault with a height of 16-feet, 2.75-inches, which hit the provisional qualifying standard. However, his best effort this season is 4.5 inches higher and he ranks eighth in the nation.

TJ Dozier posted the top effort of a Tiger this year in the hammer throw with a distance of 161-feet, 8-inches to finish eighth in the event. Dylan Engel threw the top effort of a Tiger this year in the javelin at 187-feet, 8-inches to finish 11th in the event.

Several other members of the men’s track and field team were in action at the meet. Click on the link above for full results from the meet.


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