Fischer Finishes 23rd At USA Outdoor Championship

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first_imgSACRAMENTO, Calif. – Competing against the nation’s best at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championship, recent Drake University graduate Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) finished 23rd in the men’s 10,000 meters Thursday evening. The four-time Missouri Valley Conference Champion finished in 30:53.30.The race was pushed back due to sweltering temperatures in Sacramento, Calif., and despite starting after 10 p.m. local time, Fischer and the other competitors endured brutal temperatures in the 80s during their 25 laps around the oval at Hornet Stadium that slowed the entire 24-runner field.Nike’s Hassan Mead won the USA Championship in 29:01.44 for his first national title.Fischer, who was one of just three collegiate competitors to qualify for the race, was a high as 16th at one point in the race before settling into 22nd and 23rd for the majority of the competition.The appearance and performance at the USA Outdoor Championship comes just weeks after Fischer earned NCAA All-America honors in the 10,000 meters with a ninth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. That honor came on the heels of winning the event at the MVC Championship to claim his fourth MVC title of the season. During the indoor season, he swept the 3,000 and 5,000 titles at the MVC Championship and was the MVC Cross Country Champion in the fall.Fischer has set school records this season in the indoor 3,000 and 5,000 meters as well as the outdoor 5,000 meters. His record setting performance in setting the outdoor 5,000 meters came at the Drake Relays to shatter the 39-year-old record and run the fastest 5,000 meters the Relays since 1988. He also owns the second fastest 10,000-meter time in program history at 28:47.86 set earlier this season at the Stanford Invitational.He is also a three-time NCAA qualifier, a three-time all-region selection and a seven-time All-MVC selection who will now begin his professional, post-collegiate career. Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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