Maggard claimed the fourth All-American honor of his career and second indoor honor by placing 13th in the men’s mile, topping his own record with a time of 4:01.25. Maggard did not qualify for the
USU veteran head coach Gregg Gensel reflected on a great performance by Maggard against a tremendous group of
“Dillon did a lot better this year than he did last year,” said Gensel. “There was a little mishap toward the end of the race where some people just ahead of him stumbled and broke his momentum. He missed the finals by .2 of a second, so it was very close.”
In the last half of the race, a group just in front of Maggard stumbled while changing lanes, but Maggard was able to remain in control and break his previous school-record time of 4:01.68.
“We’re proud of what he did,” said Gensel. “He ran a 4:10.13 last year and a 4:01.25 this year. He ran what would get him into the finals in a normal year. The races went a little different this year, but that happens. He’s arguably one of the best distance runners to ever run at Utah State and he’s got
Maggard joins elite company, as he is now the fifth men's track & field athlete in school history to earn All-American honors four times.
Utah State track & field returns to action and will kick off the outdoor season on March 17-18, at the UC Irvine Invitational.
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UTAH STATE COMPLETE RESULTS
2017 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships
College Station, Texas
Mile (semifinals) – 13. Dillon Maggard, 4:01.25
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