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Distance Runners Meet the Mark at Stanford Invite

Kevin Chelimo
Kevin Chelimo

April 1, 2007

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Texas Tech can add two athletes to the list of those qualifying for postseason action as Kevin Chelimo and Violet Chemakwila each met the mark in the 10000M on Saturday. Both Red Raiders competed at the Stanford Invitational with their competitions being scheduled as the final events of the night.

Senior Chelimo notched his first automatic qualification for the 10000M Saturday after a fifth-place run of 28:21.29, marking a new school record. The mark sits as the second fastest in the nation and knocks off more than a minute from Chelimo's previous personal best.

Senior Chemakwila earned her third 10000M qualification and first this year as she raced to a time of 34:51.42, provisionally qualifying for June's NCAA Championships and finishing 23rd. The Mt. Elgon, Kenya, native qualified twice during the 2005 season, including a personal best mark of 34:05.86 at the Mt. SAC Relays.

Texas Tech will send a large contingent of athletes to the upcoming Texas Relays, which are set to begin on Wed., April 4th and last through Sat., April 7th. For more information on the meet, please visit for a complete review prior to the event and recap following each day's action.



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