Spring Arbor's Nate Martin wins NAIA 10,000 (29:57) and Marathon (2:19:18)

Spring Arbor's Nate Martin wins NAIA 10,000 (29:57) and Marathon (2:19:18)

by RunMichigan.com staff

Spring Arbor (MI) University's Nate Martin pulled off an impressive distance double recently at the 2013 NAIA National Track and Field Championships held May 23-May 25 in Marion, Indiana.

Martin, who ran in high school for Three Rivers High School in Three Rivers, Michigan, won the NAIA 10,000 Meter Run on Thursday, May 23 in a time of 29:57. He then followed that up two days later by winning the NAIA Marathon in an NAIA record time of 2:19:18.

The NAIA is the only national collegiate athletics organization that contests the marathon distance as part of its national track and field championships.

Results:


2013 NAIA Men's 10000 Meter Run - Thursday, May 23
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World: W 26:17.53 8/26/2005 Kenenisa Bekele, ETH
American: A 27:13.98 5/4/2001 Meb Keflezighi, Nike
Collegiate: C 27:33.58 4/29/2007 Galen Rupp, Oregon
NAIA Champs.: N 28:16.95 1993 Julius Randich, Lubbock Christian
2012 Winner: 29:35.85 5/24/2012 Kennedy Kithuka, Wayland Baptist
Name Year School Finals Points
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Finals
1 Martin, Nathan SR Spring Arbor 29:57.79 10
2 Taragon, Edward SR Wayland Baptist 30:09.38 8
3 Gilbertson, John SR The Masters 30:25.89 6
4 Meyer, Ryan SR William Woods 30:33.83 5
5 Lowe, Matt SR Brescia 30:37.57 4
6 Osoro, Joash SO William Carey 30:40.55 3
7 Rizzo, Phil SR St. Francis (Ill.) 30:43.20 2
8 Reyes, Dylan JR St. Francis (Ill.) 30:47.34 1
9 Anderson, Jeremy SO Shawnee State 30:52.92
10 Blaszczyk, Mike JR St. Francis (Ill.) 30:57.37



2013 NAIA Men Marathon - Saturday, May 25
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World: W 2:03:59.00 9/28/2008 Haile Gebrselassie, ETH
American: A 2:05:38.00 4/14/2002 Khalid Khannouchi, New Balance
NAIA Champs.: N 2:21:08.22 1985 James Cairns, Puget Sound, WA
2012 Winner: 2:24:56.00 5/26/2012 Daniel Tubei, Park U.
Name Year School Finals Points
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Finals
1 Martin, Nathan SR Spring Arbor 2:19:18.70N 10
2 Penning, Nic SR Dakota State 2:27:30.90 8
3 Kiprono, Noah JR Rocky Mountain 2:29:19.40 6
4 Caldwell, Aaron SR Baker 2:30:18.90 5
5 Kemmerer, Jesse FR Emmanuel 2:30:50.60 4
6 Lange, Oliver JR Westminster (Utah) 2:31:01.30 3
7 Mabe, Travis SR Cornerstone 2:31:40.90 2
8 Aleman, Hector SR Southern Oregon 2:32:11.00 1
9 Sarna, Chris JR St. Xavier 2:32:59.50
10 Marshall, Kyle JR Arizona Christian 2:33:17.50

Link to Spring Arbor University Athletics press release

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