Kyle Merber sets all-time collegiate record for an American
This Monday night, while competing in the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet, senior Kyle Merber put the icing on his incredible Columbia track and field career. Merber set the all-time collegiate record for an American in the 1,500 meter run with 3:35.59. Read more about Merber’s amazing run, and watch a video after the jump.
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Running in the fastest heat, Merber overtook his Olympic-level competition as the race came to a close. It was only a little earlier, Merber told hepstrack.com, that he was able to get into the fastest heat. This certainly helped pace the graduating senior, whose career once seemed to have been finished after a ligament injury in his foot. It clearly didn’t slow down Merber, though, who put together a steller senior season after missing his entire junior season due to said injury.
Merber’s mark is also the second-fastest across all age-groups in America, and the 15th-fastest in the world.
Merber made news earlier in his career with a sub-four minute mile, but the mile equivalent for this time is 3:52.775. Wow!
Not a bad way to leave for the Columbia College graduate. Congrats!
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