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Sophomore Brogan Austin
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Austin Wins 5,000-Meters at MVC Indoor Championship

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Release: February 26, 2012
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Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - Sophomore Brogan Austin (Boone, Iowa) claimed the 5,000-meter crown to lead the Drake men's track contingent at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship on Sunday, Feb. 25 at the UNI Dome.

Austin, who won the individual conference title in cross-country earlier this academic year, crossed the line in 14.24.88 to become the first men's athlete at Drake to win the indoor 5,000-meter crown.

Senior Jon DeGrave (Lake Villa, Ill.) was second in the 400-meter dash finishing in 48.73, while sophomore teammate Brett Wright (Longmont, Colo.) was fifth in 49.50. DeGrave snared sixth in the 200-meters clocking in at 22.35.

In the mile, sophomore Omet Kak (Des Moines, Iowa), senior Charlie Lapham (Golden Valley, Minn.) and sophomore Doug Brady (Englewood, Colo.) finished fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively. Kak and Lapham had times of 4:16.19, while Brady crossed the line in 4:18.15.

Junior Dan Karys (Bartlett, Ill.) soared 48 feet 1.75 inches in the triple jump to tie for fourth-place.

The Bulldog 4x400-meter relay squad of sophomore Travis Marsh (Ankeny, Iowa), senior Shaun James (Lawrence, Kan.), Wright and Karys were fourth in 3:18.35.

In the 800-meter finals, Lapham was fifth in 1:55.47. 

The indoor championship marked the end of the indoor season for Drake. 

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