#NCAATF Podium Hunt: Kemoy Campbell
This is the continued series leading up to the 2015 NCAA Indoor Championships in which the Razorbacks’ top qualifiers are featured. For the 12th time since first hosting in 2000, Fayetteville serves as the host site for the national meet. This year’s NCAA Indoor Championships will be contested March 13-14 at the Randal Tyson Track Center.
A two-day, all-session ticket for the 2015 NCAA Indoor Championships is $30 for general admission. Tickets for the NCAA meet are available for purchase HERE, by contacting the Razorback Ticket Center at 800-982-HOGS (4647) or visiting the Ticket Center located just east of Baum Stadium at 1295 S. Razorback Road.
Kemoy Campbell, 3,000 meters
When to Watch
Saturday, March 14 at 8:15 p.m. (CT)
How He Qualified
In winning the 3,000 meters at the Husky Classic in mid-February, Campbell secured his national spot with his qualifying time of 7:48.13 which stands as the No. 3 seed time going in to the NCAA Championships. He will be joined in the 3K by teammate Stanley Kebenei (7:49.74). As the team’s lone double qualifier, Campbell qualified for the 5,000 meters at the SEC Championships where he clocked a time of 13:44.96. The Manchester, Jamaica, native also helped Arkansas qualify in the distance-medley relay with his anchor-leg effort at the Alex Wilson Invitational.
History at the NCAA Championships
Campbell will be making his second-career appearance at the NCAA Indoor Championships, having posted a runner-up performance at 3,000 meters to help the Razorbacks secure the team title in 2013. In that race, he crossed the finish line in a personal-best time of 7:46.95 which makes him the No. 3 performer in school history. As a team, Arkansas has won 10 NCAA titles at 3,000 meters spread among seven runners. Dorian Ulrey (2010) was the most recent national champion in the event.
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