Fischer Qualifies For USATF Championship

first_img Live Video Story Links DES MOINES, Iowa – NCAA All-American, four-time Missouri Valley Conference champion and recent Drake University graduate Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) has qualified for this week’s USA Track & Field Championships in the 10,000 meters. Fischer will race against the nation’s best in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, June 23, at 12:09 a.m. CDT.Fischer is one of four collegians selected for the USATF Championship field in the 10,000 meters with professionals such as three-time Olympian Galen Rupp.Qualifying for the USATF Championship is another honor in what has been a tremendous season for Fischer. Earlier this month, he earned NCAA All-America honors in the 10,000 meters with a ninth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. That performance came just weeks after winning the event at the MVC Championship to claim his fourth MVC title of the season. During the indoor season, he swept the 3,000 and 5,000 titles at the MVC Championship and was the MVC Cross Country Champion in the fall.Fischer has set school records this season in the indoor 3,000 and 5,000 meters as well as the outdoor 5,000 meters. His record setting performance in setting the outdoor 5,000 meters came at the Drake Relays to shatter the 39-year-old record and run the fastest 5,000 meters the Relays since 1988. He also owns the second fastest 10,000-meter time in program history at 28:47.86 set earlier this season at the Stanford Invitational.In addition to this latest honor, he is a three-time NCAA qualifier, a three-time all-region selection and a seven-time All-MVC selection. Academically, Fischer was the MVC Cross Country Elite 18 Award winner and a CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree while garnering multiple USTFCCCA All-Academic accolades. An English/public relations major with a 3.81 grade point average, Fischer has been nominated for the Oreon E. Scott Award, given to the top senior at Drake University. He has collected a total of six MVC Scholar-Athlete Team selections and been named the MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week 10 times in his career and was recently named the MVC Dr. Charlotte West Scholar-Athlete Award Winner.Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Live Results last_img

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