Elliott Takes 18th in 1,500m
June 8, 2016

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Day One Results

David Elliott ran a 3:49.93 in the first heat of the 1,500m semifinals Wednesday evening at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field National Championships, good for 18th place overall and honorable mention All-America honors. The time and finish means that Elliott will not advance to Friday’s final, thereby concluding the career of the four-time All-America honoree.

The first two laps were slow and methodical, and the race never really transitioned into an honest 1,500m pace. The final lap saw the contest turn into a kicker’s race, as all 12 runners sprinted their way through the last lap. Elliott finished in seventh place in the heat, unable to secure the top-five finish that would have earned him an automatic berth in the final.

The second heat’s fast pace closed the door for the redshirt senior, as both at-large times came from the second heat.

The Puyallup, Wash., native’s four career All-America honors make him the sixth Bronco in men’s track and field history to accomplish the feat. He also will come away with five school records along with four Mountain West individual championships between indoor track and field, outdoor track and field and cross country.

The five school records is the most for any Bronco – on the men’s or women’s side – in track and field school history.

His senior year was equally as historic between both track seasons. He finished with three All-American honors, three school records, two Mountain West Championships and five All-Mountain West honors.

Minttu Hukka (3,000m steeplechase) and Brenna Peloquin (10,000m) will both compete tomorrow. Hukka will run in the semifinals at 5:02 p.m. (PT) and Peloquin will race in the finals at 7:08 p.m. (PT).


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