BOSTON, Mass. - Miami University senior Dan Huling (Geneva, Ill.) broke Mike Hallabrin's 1984 indoor school record in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:06.38 as he finished 12th at the 2006 AT&T USA Indoor Track and Field Championships Saturday.
At the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center on the campus of Roxbury Community College, Huling placed 12th in the 19-athlete field, besting Hallabrin's previous school-record time of 8:12.91. The time gave Huling his second indoor record-setting performance this season as he also set the indoor mile record at the Hoosier Hills Invitational (Feb. 18) with a time of 4:02.72. The previous school-record time in the mile was 4:04.40 and set Hallabrin in 1984.
Adam Goucher won the 3,000-meter race with a time of 7:49.78, while Jonathon Riley (7:51.88) and Luke Watson (7:55.29) rounded out the top three finishers.
Huling's two indoor school records come after he became Miami's first individual MAC Cross Country Champion since 1980 with a first-place finish at the 2005 MAC Cross Country Championships. Huling also went on to earn All-America honors at the national cross country meet, placing 26th overall and finishing as 13th American runner.
Huling and the RedHawks are now preparing for the outdoor season opener March 24 at the Wake Forest Invitational. During last year's outdoor track and field season, Huling finished as the MAC Champion in the 5,000 meters and also was a national qualifier in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Huling also owns the Miami outdoor steeplechase record with a time of 8:43.59.
Courtesy of David Kiefer, Miami University's Cross Country and Track and Field Contact.