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Aidan Reed Helps Lead United States To First Place Team Finish

March 04, 2017
By SUU Strategic Communication

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CEDAR CITY, Utah - Freshman Thunderbird Aidan Reed finished in sixth place on Saturday at the 2017 NACAC Cross Country Championships on Saturday morning, helping lead the United States to a first place finish as a team.

“It was a great experience,” Reed said. “To have won overall as a team is a privilege and a good step heading into worlds later this month.”

Reed ran the 6,500-meter course at South County Regional Park in 19:25.59, which put him second for the USA and sixth overall in the field.

The race was ran in Boca Raton, Florida.

The United States finished with the lowest amount of points (25), which gave them the victory. Mexico, Canada and Puerto Rico finished second, third and fourth respectively.  

Reed was part of the Under 20 competition. His teammate Justin Janke was the top finisher for the USA, finishing the course in 19:22.36. Isaac Harding and Nicholas Rink finished right behind Reed for the United states.

SUU head coach Eric Houle said he is really proud of what Reed was able to accomplish this weekend.

“This was an outstanding performance by Aidan and speaks volumes to his desire to be the very best, and speaks to the program and what we’ve been able to produce year in and year out,” he said.

Reed is also eligible to compete in the 2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Uganda on March 26th.  

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