LCSC's Glad hits qualifying mark in the 5,000
SPOKANE, Wash. – Lewis-Clark State College’s Cody Glad qualified for the NAIA national meet in the 5,000 at the Duane Hartman Invite on Friday. He is the fourth Warrior to qualify for the nationals so far this season.
Glad (pictured above), a freshman from Kearns, Utah, ran the course in 14:57.9 to squeak 1.1 seconds under the qualifying standard of 14:59.
“They were racing pretty fast and I knew he had a chance,” LCSC head coach Mike Collins said. “He raced real tough and came on strong in the end. I’m real pleased and he’s real happy.”
Glad joins Dave Marks (5,000), Kale Schmidt (400 hurdles), and Kayla Stewart (javelin) as Warriors who have qualified for nationals thus far.
Marks, who qualified in the 5,000 in early April, set a school record in the event on Friday. He ran the course in 14:36.24 and finished first overall.
Also on Friday, a handful of Warrior throwers competed at the 41st Annual Pelluer Invitational in Cheney, Wash.
Kayla Stewart claimed fourth in the javelin with a throw of 126-07, and Tisha Reuben took 11th with a score of 129-05 in the hammer throw.
Complete results from Spokane were not available by press time. The two-day Duane Hartman event will continue on Saturday.