Brothers Updike tear up track in 5,000 meters for EOU
One week after posting two of the top three 5,000-meter times in all of NAIA this season, Lucas posted a national B qualifying time and Isaac broke a school record.
It all went down at the Willamette Invitational in Oregon.
Lucas, a senior, won the 5,000 B heat in impressive fashion. Never mind that it was only his second 5K on a track, he clocked a time of 14:58.96 to win by 25 seconds.
He just squeaked under the NAIA B qualifying standard of 14:59.
His previous PR from last year was 15:41.
He sat back in eighth place before making a move over the last mile.
His previous best was 14:58.97 set two years ago.