February 06, 2012

SUU's Levins Finishes Fifth at New Balance Grand Prix

Southern Utah's Cameron Levins raced at the international level at the New Balance Grand Prix on Saturday, Feb. 4, earning an eighth-place world ranking with a fifth-place finish in the 3,000-meter run.

Levins' 7:45.75 finish shaved about three seconds off his previous top NCAA time of 7:48.25, also setting a new school record for Southern Utah. 

Levins was the first non-African athlete to finish, racing behind runners like Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia and Silas Kiplagat of Kenya. He finished ahead of U.S. athlete Matthew Centrowitz, who earned a bronze medal in the 1,500-meters at the 2011 IAAF World Championship.

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