Levins Leads Southern Utah Men to 15th-Place National Finish
Courtesy: SUU Media Relations
Release: 03/15/2012
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NAMPA, Idaho - Mar. 10 - Southern Utah's Cameron Levins achieved a 15th-place national finish for the men's squad with two top-four finishes at the NCAA Indoor Championship. Competing as a team of one, Levins finished just below in-state competitor BYU, which placed 14th with a team of seven.

"It was tough, but I'm really, really happy about this finish," Levins said. "I think it will help me move up in the outdoor season as I start to chase the Olympic standard."

Levins earned two All-American citations with a third-place time of 7:49.78 in the 3,000-meters and a fourth-place time of 13:38.12 in the 5,000-meters. His 3,000-meters finish improved his previous fourth-place ranking and put him above NAU competitor Diego Estrada, who finished seventh. 

Levins was previously ranked ninth in the 5,000-meters with a seed of 13:42.9 and finished ahead of Estrada by about 0.33 seconds. Arizona's Lawi Lalang took both titles with a time of 13:25.11 in the 5,000-meters and 7:46.64 in the 3,000-meters.

"Cam's accomplishment is really great for the program at Southern Utah, especially considering the size of the school," head coach Eric Houle said. "Having good guys who can run consistantly makes it possible for teams like ours to finish among the top in the nation."

Southern Utah takes part in a three-way tie for 15th place on the men's side, tying with Iowa and New Mexico with 11 points each.

Levins' competition at Nationals concludes the indoor season for the T-Birds. The teams will continue in the outdoor season with the Aztec Invitational in San Diego, Calif., on Mar. 16-17.

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