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Recap: Rams' Rockhold an Honorable Mention All-American in 5,000 meters at NCAA Outdoor Championships

June 9, 2017

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EUGENE, Ore. - Colorado State's Cole Rockhold capped off his sophomore outdoor campaign with Honorable Mention All-America honors in the 5,000 meters on Friday at the NCAA Outdoor Championships from Hayward Field.

Rockhold is one of five CSU Honorable Mention All-Americans this outdoor season, joining Lorenda Holston (100-meter hurdles), Linnea Jonsson (hammer), Aaliyah Pete (shot put) and Hunter Price (decathlon). Along with First Team All-American Mostafa Hassan (shot put) and three CSU Second Team All-Americans (Josh Cogdill, decathlon; Jerrell Mock and Grant Fischer, 10,000 meters), a total of nine Rams have received recognition. CSU's nine honors ranks as its most since Honorable Mention All-America honors were first awarded in 2011.

Rockhold placed 19th in the 5,000 meters on Friday after clocking a time of 14:50.92. The sophomore from Independence, Mo., improved upon his No. 23 seed entering the race, which is based upon preliminaries performances. Prior to preliminaries, Rockhold was the nation's No. 34-ranked 5,000 meters runner.

IN THEIR WORDS
Colorado State distance coach Art Siemers
"Cole (Rockhold) has had such a great season. He's a year younger than Grant (Fischer) and Jerrell (Mock), but all three are back next year and they really set a huge foundation for taking our program to the next level. Having those three guys back next year really helps to lead the way for the younger guys. Now our next step is to get some First Team All-Americans. That's what's going to drive these guys to train to even a higher level. They all have a positive attitude and got some great experience. Now they can't wait to get back to training to get us to that next level."

NOTES
- Cole Rockhold adds his Honorable Mention All-America honor to his First Team All-America honor from the 2017 NCAA Indoor Championships.
- Since Honorable Mention All-America honors were first awarded in 2011, the previous most combined All-America honors CSU had earned was five in 2014. CSU currently has nine, with one day of the NCAA Outdoor Championships remaining.

UP NEXT
Colorado State's Janelle Lincks is set to compete in the 3,000-meter steeplechase final at 4:54 p.m. MT (3:54 p.m. PT) on Saturday. Lincks' race is set to be televised on ESPN as well as on ESPN3 (via WatchESPN).


 

 

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