EUGENE, Ore. – Andrew Dusing put the finishing touches on a remarkable postseason run by earning First-Team All-American honors at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Friday night.
Dusing recorded a sixth-place finish in the 1500m finals to put three points on the board for the Miami track and field program at the national meet, MU’s first in 11 years. The senior clocked the second-fastest time of his career in his final collegiate meet, finishing in 3:44.56, just 1.53 seconds behind New Mexico’s Josh Kerr.
“I’m so happy to have been a part of Andrew’s senior year,” Director of Track & Field Tom Chorny said. “He’s been through a lot with all the coaching changes in the last few years and it makes me wish we had him around for a couple more. He’s a really hard worker and I saw his confidence grow steadily throughout the year, especially over the last few weeks. He definitely deserves this All-American honor.”
With that performance, Dusing becomes the first Miami male competitor to earn First-Team All-American honors and also score points for the Red & White since Dan Huling placed sixth in the 5000m at the 2006 NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Dusing’s run concludes the RedHawks’ 2017-18 campaign, one that saw both the men and women finish fifth in the Mid-American Conference Outdoor Championships. Dusing was joined at the NCAA Outdoor Championships by Martha Szekely and Danielle Collier, the most Miami competitors at the national meet since 2008.