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Reed Finishes Second for the United States at World Championships

Published: March 27, 2017 | Author: Bryson Lester | Category: Athletics

Aidan ReedThunderbird freshman Aidan Reed wrapped up competition for Team USA at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships on Sunday morning, finishing second for the United States. The competition was held in Kampala, Uganda. 

Reed finished the course in a time of 25:55, which put him in 46th place overall. As a team the United States finished in ninth place. He competed in the Men's Under 20 race. 

In both races where he wore the United States jersey, Reed finished second for the team. The other time being at the 2017 NACAC Cross Country Championships. 

Paul Roberts led the way for the United State, finishing the course in a time of 25:31 to end up in 33rd place. As a group the USA scored 189 points.

Ethiopia ended up taking first place as a steam, finishing with only 17 points. They were followed by Kenya (28) and Eritrea (55).

More information about the event can be found here: www.iaaf.org

Stay tuned to www.suutbirds.com and SUU’s social media accounts for more coverage of Reed’s experience competing for Team USA in Africa.

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Contact Information:
Bryson Lester- assistant director of strategic communications
801-860-8653
brysonlester@suu.edu