June 9, 2007
Sacramento, Calif. -
Rice senior Pablo Solares ran a lifetime best 3:40.22 to break his own school record and finish ninth at the NCAA Track & Field Championships Saturday at Hornet Stadium. Solares, who was fifth in the NCAA indoor championships in the mile, ran near the back of the pack for the first lap and a half before moving up the middle in the second lap. He moved up to the lead group of six entering the final lap and covered the final 400 in less than 58 seconds to notch his best national outdoor finish ever.
Lopez Lomong of Northern Arizona outkicked Leonel Manzano of Texas to win in 3:37.07.