Track & Field

Syracuse finishes 10th at NCAA Championships

Courtesy of the ACC

Justyn Knight missed the victory in the 3,000-meter run by just 0.3 seconds.

Syracuse men’s indoor track and field finished 10th at the NCAA Championships on Saturday afternoon, the best finish in program history. The Orange was led by distance runner Justyn Knight and hurdler Freddie Crittenden. Both were runner-ups in their respective events.

Adam Palamar, the other SU member to qualify, ran the mile, finishing with a time of 4:06:47, good for fifth place. Crittenden was next, running the 60-meter hurdles. It was his second straight second-place finish at the NCAA Championships. He ran in 7.67 seconds, nine seconds from first place.

Knight ran the 3000 meters in 7:56.21. He was just three-tenths of a second slower than the first-place finisher, Oregon’s Edward Cheserek, who finished with a time of 7:55.91. It was the second time he’s been the runner-up in an NCAA Championship. He previously finished second in the NCAA Cross Country Championships in November.

SU opens its outdoor track and field season on March 31 at the Florida Relays.

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