Samoei, Ngojoy Run Top World Times At Stanford

UTEP’s Stephen Samoei and Japheth Ng'ojoy ran two of the top times in the world this season to automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships in the 10,000-meter run on Saturday evening at the Stanford Invitational in Stanford, Calif.

Samoei topped his personal best by nearly 30 seconds, finishing second to Abilene Christian’s Nicodemus Naimado. Samoei crossed in 28.07.65 to Naimado’s 28:06.26. His time is currently the second-fastest time in the world this season and the best among NCAA Division I athletes.

Ng’ojoy was sixth overall and fourth among collegiate competitors. He bested his PR by 14 seconds, running 28:28.48 -- the third-fastest time in NCAA I this season.

Samoei and Ng’ojoy both moved up in the UTEP record books with Samoei’s time ranking sixth and N’gojoy’s eighth.



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