Tucson's Lagat wins fifth title in 5,000

2013-06-23T22:00:00Z Tucson's Lagat wins fifth title in 5,000The Associated Press The Associated Press
June 23, 2013 10:00 pm  • 

Defying his age, 38-year-old Berard Lagat won the 5,000-meter run for a fifth time at the U.S. track and field championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

Lagat, a UA volunteer assistant who lives in Tucson, and former Wildcats Georgeanne Moline and Zack Lloyd all earned berths Sunday to the world championships next month in Moscow.

Moline took second in the 400 hurdles; Lloyd was third in the shot put. They’ll join three others with UA ties at worlds: Brigetta Barrett (high jump) and Julie Labonté and Alyssa Hasslen (shot put).

Read more in Monday's Arizona Daily Star

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