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Result: 16th of 87 teams -- Donson Cook-Gallardo (All-America: 2nd place in both 1500m and 800m) / Ben Withbroe (10th place in 800m)

Men's Track and Field at NCAA Outdoor Championships

Thursday, May 25th, 2017 – 10:30 a.m. EDT at Geneva, Ohio - SPIRE Institute

Donson Cook-Gallardo advances to 1500-meter finals at NCAA Championships

Donson Cook-Gallardo
Donson Cook-Gallardo
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GENEVA, Ohio — On day one of the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Carleton College junior Donson Cook-Gallardo (Moscow, Idaho/Moscow) won his heat of the 1500-meter to advance to Saturday’s event finals.

Racing in very rainy conditions, Cook-Gallardo moved to the front immediately and led nearly the entire race. It was a tightly-contested battle throughout, as 9 of the 10 runners in the heat were within a half-second of one another with only 400 meters remaining.

With about 100 meters to go, Cook-Gallardo was briefly passed, but Carleton junior surged back in front down the homestretch and went on to win the heat with a time of 3:52.87.

Cook-Gallardo will next turn his attention to the prelims of the 800-meter run, which both he and teammate Ben Withbroe (Sr./Takoma Park, Md./Albert Einstein) will race on Friday, May 26 at 4 p.m. ET/3 p.m. CT.