First Team All-American Chris Fallon
March 9, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State senior Chris Fallon earned First Team All-America honors in the mile with a sixth-place finish in the championship race Saturday evening at the 2013 NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark.
“Chris executed the game plan perfectly tonight,” Brice Allen, distance coach for Ohio State men’s track, said following the race. “He was patient through 800m, anticipated the move and picked off three of the top collegiate milers in the country including the collegiate record holder in what was perhaps the most loaded final in NCAA history.”
The Copley, Ohio, product turned in a time of 4:02.28 to capture the second first-team award of his collegiate career (Distance Medley, 2012). Fallon is only the second miler in Ohio State history to earn All-America honors at the indoor national championships (Jeff See 2008, 2010).
Arizona's Lawi Lalang led wire-to-wire and won the NCAA title in a championship-record time of 3:54.74. Runner-up honors went to N.C. State's Ryan Hill (3:55.25).
Meanwhile, Demoye Bogle concluded his indoor campaign with a 15th-place finish in the 60m hurdle semifinals on Friday. The junior’s time of 7.84 seconds is good for Second Team All-America honors.
Ohio State opens the 2013 outdoor season March 22 at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational in Nashville, Tenn.