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Kogel Sets Program Record in 10K
April 07, 2012

April 7, 2012

STANFORD, Calif. – The University of Oklahoma men’s distance team wrapped up competition late Friday and Saturday afternoon at the Stanford Invitational. Bill Kogel made history late Friday evening with his sixth-place finish in the men’s 10,000-meter run. Kogel ran a collegiate-best 28 minutes, 39.54 seconds to set a new Oklahoma program record in the event.

Kogel’s time is the fastest by a collegiate this year as he was the top NCAA Division I finisher in the event. Teammate and former record holder Kevin Schwab came in 13th, improving his collegiate time in the event to 28:53.70, the second fastest at Oklahoma.

Aaron Sherf and Ryan Poland saw their first action of the year as each set a collegiate best in the second section of the event. Sherf ran 29:27.57, the fourth fastest time in program history, while Poland ran 29:33.42, the sixth fastest.

In Saturday’s only action at the meet, Malcolm Wankel finished 32nd overall and seventh in the fourth section of the men’s 800-meter run with a time of 1:52.87.

Oklahoma is also competing at the Sun Angel Classic in Tempe, Ariz., this weekend. A complete recap of that meet will be available late Saturday evening.

Stanford Invitational Day One Late Results
Cobb Track and Angell Field – Stanford, Calif. – April 6, 2012
Men’s 10000m Run (section one): 6. Bill Kogel, 28:39.54; 13. Kevin Schwab, 28:53.70; Men’s 10000m Run (section two): 20. Aaron Sherf, 29:27.57; 24. Ryan Poland, 29:33.42

Stanford Invitational Day Two Results
Cobb Track and Angell Field – Stanford, Calif. – April 7, 2012
Men’s 800m Run: 32. Malcolm Wankel, 1:52.87

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