Des Moines, IA- Junior Erik Berg (Seattle, WA) and junior Olivia Mickle (Sacramento, CA) finished their season yesterday evening at the 2012 Outdoor Track & Field NCAA Championships hosted at Drake University. Senior Dan Lowry, Brown's only competitor left, will compete in the 5,000m final on Friday, June 8.
"Truthfully, we were hoping for better finishes today. But Erik and Olivia both advanced to the national championships and finished among the top 24 runners in the county, so we can't be too disappointed," said men's distance coach Tim Springfield. "It was a big step forward getting to their first national meet. And they're both juniors, so hopefully they'll get back to the NCAA Championships next year, this experience will help them take the next step."
Berg finished in 12th place in the preliminaries in Heat 1 with a time of 3:52.72. Mickle ran the 10,000m run in in 35:00.04 in section one to finish in 23rd place.