Dillon Maggard Earns All-American Honors, Breaking His Own Record Friday at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Utah State Junior Dillon Maggard garnered second-team All-American honors, Friday, March 10, at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in College Station, Texas.
March 10, 2017

Results

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Utah State Junior Dillon Maggard garnered second-team All-American honors, Friday, March 10, at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in College Station, Texas.

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 finals, but secured second-team All-American accolades by finishing in the top-16 overall.

USU veteran head coach Gregg Gensel reflected on a great performance by Maggard against a tremendous group of mile runners at the NCAA Championships.

“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 good range. He’s a great athlete that trains hard and he has lots of talent, which produces good things.”

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


Men:
Mile (semifinals) – 13. Dillon Maggard, 4:01.25

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