Mead Finishes Third at U.S. Championships
Hassan Mead

June 28, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (GopherSports.com) -- Former Gophers All-American Hassan Mead finished third in the men's 5,000 meter final later Friday night at the 2014 USATF Championships in Sacramento, closing out the University of Minnesota's contingency of competitors at the event. 

Running for Oregon Track Club Elite, Mead clocked a 13:31.42 in the event in the race, finishing just over a second behind Bernard Lagat (13:31.41) and Andrew Bumbalough (13:32.01) in the competition. Mead entered the weekend with a qualifying mark of 13:02.80 -- a personal best for the distance runner which also stands as the fifth fastest 5,000 in the world this year. 

On Thursday, Gophers All-American Harun Abda finished 22nd overall in the men's 800 meters (1:50.12) while All-American John Simons came in 25th in the men's 1,500 meters (3:51.33). 

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