Tum takes second in prelims, advances to finals

By Doug Fitzgerald published May 27, 2004

Moses Tum just keeps on getting better and better.

Tum, a senior from Kericho, Kenya, finished second in the preliminary heat of the men's 1,500 meters Thursday at the NCAA Division II National Outdoor Track and Field Championships, earning the right to advance to the finals.

Tum, who ran a career-best 3 minutes, 52.34 seconds, will run in the finals Saturday at approximately 5:45 p.m. He posted the seocnd-fastest qualifying time, trailing Abilene Christian's Bernard Manirakiza by less than half a second.
After runnning in the finals of the 1,500 meters, Tum will attempt a difficult double by also running in the preliminaries of the 800 meters at approximately 6:15 p.m.

Also competing Thursday was Levi Brathall, who finished 12th in the 10,000 meters. Brathall, who was an All-American last year, will get a second chance to repeat the honor when he runs in the 5,000 meters on Friday at 7:20 p.m.

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