Meddles earns All-American nod in 5K |

Meddles earns All-American nod in 5K

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Sierra Lutheran High School graduate Wade Meddles capped off a strong comeback season Saturday with an 11th-place finish in the 5,000 meters at the NCAA Division I Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore.

Meddles, who transferred in to Eastern Kentucky this year from Azusa Pacific, ran a 14:05.42 in the event, which was good enough for second-team All-American honors.

Arizona’s Lawi Lalang won the national championship in the event with at time of 13:35.19 while Meddles finished in the front half of the field of 24.

Meddles earned first-team All-American honors in cross country during the fall after finishing 36th at the national championships.

He was a multi-time state champion in both track and cross country at Sierra Lutheran and won the Gatorade Runner of the Year award for the state.