Tum eliminated in prelims
Moses Tum's bid to win the national title in the men's indoor mile came to a close Friday at the NCAA Division II National Indoor Track and Field Championships in Boston, Mass.
Tum, a senior from Kericho, Kenya, finished 11th in the preliminaries. Only the top 10 were eligible to move on to Saturday's final.
Tum came into the race with the sixth-best qualifying time (4 minutes, 8.89 seconds). He ran a disappointing 4:13.90 Friday.
He was severely hindered by the slow pace of his heat. South Dakota State's Brad Lowery won the heat with a lackluster time of 4:11.13. Harding's Prezemik Bobrowski took second at 4:12.22, Western State's Scott Nagelkerke took third at 4:12.35 and North Dakota State's Darik Hoff took fourth at 4:12.54. The other six qualifiers for the finals all ran in Friday's first heat.
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