Daniel Maina of Abilene Christian (8:40.46) pulled away from Peter Kosgei of Hamilton College (8:43.78) to win the men’s steeple. Said Maina: “I had it planned to kick with one lap to go but the leading guys slowed too much, they started to settle down so I went with 2 laps to go.”
Anthony Famigletti is in the men’s Olympic Development race. Fam ran a U.S. leading 8:26.94 last week at the Mt. SAC Relays. He takes an early 10m lead over Nicodemus Naimandu, who won the college steeple the past three years while at Abilene Christian. At the halfway point the lead is 25 meters and David Cheromei is in second, 5 meters up on Naimand… With a lap to go (7:15) the lead is about 100 meters… Famigletti wins in 8:24.24, breaking his own Penn record of 8:25.02. Naimandu rallies for second in 8:42.20, with Cheromei third in 8:46.10. Fam also sets a new Franklin Field record of 8:24.86 by James Munyala of UTEP at the 1976 NCAA championships.