Ian McFarland Wins MWC Title in the 10,000 Meters
May 16, 2008
FORT WORTH, Texas - Senior Ian McFarland clocked a career-best time of 30:44.89 in the 10,000-meter run to win his first Mountain West Conference title to start the third day of competition (May 16) at the conference championships in Fort Worth, Texas. It is the seventh time in the last eight years that an Air Force athlete has claimed the conference crown in the 10K.
"I was really happy that Ian got the win," head coach Ralph Lindeman said. He's been so dedicated to the success of our team and his teammates; it was great to watch the senior team captain get a win for himself."
The 10,000-meter events took place early Friday morning - over two hours before the rest of the day's events began. In addition, to McFarland's winning time, junior Sean Houseworth received all-conference honors behind a third-place time of 30:54.66.
Ben Payne won 10,000-meter titles in 2002, 2003 and 2004, while Nick Wilson (2006) and Houseworth (2007) have also won the conference title in the meet's longest event.