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Auburn distance group competes at Camel City Elite Races over weekend

Feb. 2, 2014


AUBURN — Auburn track and field distance runners Ty McCormack, Niklas Buhner and Kane Grimster competed in the Camel City Elite Races as part of the Hilton Garden Invitational over the weekend at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, N.C. The Elite Races showcased some of the nation’s top distance runners. McCormack highlighted the Tigers showing, posting the nation’s sixth-fastest 3,000 meter time of the indoor season.

Running on a flat surface, McCormack took third overall, first among collegiate runners, with a time of 8:01.60 over the 3,000 meters, which converts to 7:56.07. McCormack’s converted 3,000 time is a personal-best. Buhner was eighth with a time of 8:14.11 (converted to 8:08.43). Grimster finished ninth in the men’s mile with a time of 4:10.10 for a converted time of 4:06.95.

The converted times are per NCAA regulation to maintain a level playing field amongst the different types of tracks collegiate athletes compete on. The NCAA measures all times on a track that is banked or oversized and has a conversion formula to measure times from flat tracks to banked.

The entire squad will be back in action Feb. 7-8 at the Husker Invitational in Lincoln, Neb.

Camel City Elite Races/Hilton Garden Invitational — Auburn Results

Men’s 3000 meter run

3. Ty McCormack, 8:01.60 (converted to 7:56.07)
8. Niklas Buhner, 8:14.11 (converted to 8:08.43)

Men’s 1 mile run
9. Kane Grimser, 4:10.10 (converted to 4:06.95)



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