SEATTLE, Washington – It's getting to the point where Puget Sound senior Tyler Shipley is expected to break school records. The Forest Grove, Oregon native set the new Puget Sound standard for the 5,000-meter run during the Husky Classic hosted by the University of Washington.
Shipley crossed the finish line in 14:25.46, which is currently the fourth-best time in NCAA Division-III. In late January, Shipley bested Francis Reynolds' Puget Sound record of 14:42.47 by timing in at 14:28.19 during the University of Washington Invitational. Shipley broke his own record on Friday night.
Shipley briefly held the school record in the 3,000-m run when he finished the race in 8:31.40 during the Washington Indoor Preview Meet earlier this winter, but teammate Geremia Lizier-Zmudzinski topped that time in a later heat (8:20.11).
Shipley had a superb cross country season during the fall of 2015, when he was named the Northwest Conference Men's Runner of the Year and the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association West Region Male Athlete of the Year.
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