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Tulsa’s Patrick Dever Claims NCAA Championship in 10,000m Run

Patrick Dever became Tulsa's third individual track and field NCAA Champion as he shattered a 42-year old meet record by more than 19 seconds in the 10,000m run late Wednesday night at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore.

Dever's time of 27:41.87 led 10 runners that finished faster than the previous meet record of 28:01.30 which was set in 1979. His time was also a personal best and a school record, topping his previous mark by 46.26 seconds (28:28.13) set earlier this season at the Hayward Premiere (4/2/21) and the previous school mark by 26.1 seconds set by Marc Scott (28:07.