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Katam, Chelimo take NCAA East Regional titles

052913Feature_KatamEugene, Oregon, here they come.

Spartan runners Paul Katam and Paul Chelimo are going to the NCAA Championships for the second straight season. The Championships will be held June 5-8 in Eugene, Ore.

Sophomore Paul Katam won his second consecutive outdoor track and field NCAA East Preliminary Round title last week in the 10,000-meter distance as he pulled away from the field on the final lap.

The pre-Nursing major now owns two of the Spartans’ four Regional titles in program history.

Junior Paul Chelimo now owns the other two.

Chelimo on Saturday won his second straight NCAA East Preliminary Round title in the 5,000-meter distance, winning by more than 10 seconds.

Chelimo, a public health major, finished last year as the national runner-up in the national championship race.

  • Paul Katam’s 10,000 meter race will be Thursday, June 6, 10:15 p.m. (Eastern time)
  • Paul Chelimo’s 5,000-meter race will be Saturday, June 8, 6:23 p.m.

See the races live at ESPN 3. And get updates before the races via Twitter at https://twitter.com/uncgsports and https://twitter.com/UNCGXC

Story compiled from articles by Matt McCollester.

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Updated June 6 to add ESPN 3 viewing option.