TURLOCK, Calif. – Running two nationals finals in less than two hours, Harding senior Daniel Kirwa added two more All-America honors to his resume at the 2011 NCAA II Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Running at 6:15 p.m., local time, Kirwa placed eighth in the 1500 meters in 3 minutes, 59.14 seconds. It was his first time to compete in the 1500 meters at the national meet. The top eight in each event earn All-America honors.
At 8 p.m., Kirwa ran in his specialty, the 5000 meters, and placed third in 14:13.29. He was exactly one second behind the winner, Luke Cragg of Adams State.
With his finishes Saturday, Kirwa ran his career outdoor All-America total to eight. He has one All-America honor in the 1500 meters, four All-America honors and one national championship in the 5000 meters, and three All-America honors and two national championships in the 10,000 meters.