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Leiter Earns Spot At NCAA Championships

FROSTBURG, Md. - Sophomore Brian Leiter (New Windsor, Md./Francis Scott Key) has earned a spot in the NCAA Championships in the 800-meter run to be held at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, May 24-26.

Leiter’s time of 1:52.24 was the 18th fastest in the 800-meter at the NCAA Division III level this season. The time is just 0.34 seconds off of the FSU school record of 1:51.90 set by Noel Cyrus in 1983.

Leiter is the first Bobcat male track and field athlete to compete at the NCAA Championships since Dante Myles, Michael Taye and Karold Gray in 2001.

The preliminary heats in the 800 will be run on Friday at 6:20 pm. There are two heats and the top two runners in each heat along with the next five fastest times will advance to the finals at 2:50 pm on Saturday. The top eight finishers earn All-American honors.

This season, Leiter was named the Mason-Dixon Conference Championship Most Outstanding Track Athlete after capturing victories in the 800-meter (1:54.32) and 1,500-meter (3:58.11) runs. This past weekend, he finished runner-up in the 800-meter (1:52.234) at the ECAC Championships in a personal best time. Leiter also captured victory in the 800-meter run at the Mason-Dixon Invitational (1:56.31) and second in the same event (1:53.48) at the Paul Kaiser Collegiate Invitational.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780