Tum named All-American in two events

By Doug Fitzgerald published June 2, 2004

Moses Tum accomplished one University of Colorado at Colorado Springs first when he qualified for the finals in two events at the NCAA Division II National Outdoor Track and Field Championships. He managed another first on Wednesday by being named All-American in both.

Tum finished sixth in the 800 meters and seventh in the 1,500 meters. Both finals were run on Saturday.

"The 1,500 and 800 (finals) were only separated by 56 minutes, so this was a really heroic effort for Moses," said CU-Colorado Springs coach Graeme Badger.

Despite competing for only eight years, the CU-Colorado Springs track program has produced 15 All-Americans.

Tum, from Kericho, Kenya, is the first international athlete to earn All-American status while at CU-Colorado Springs.

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