Huling Turns in PR in Third-Place Steeplechase Finish at USA Track and Field Championships Dual All-American Dan Huling Dual All-American Dan Huling

June 25, 2006

INDIANAPOLIS - Clocking in with a personal-best time of 8:27.41, Miami University's Dan Huling (Geneva, Ill.) placed third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 2006 AT&T USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. After finishing fourth in the preliminaries, Huling was one of five runners to complete the race in under 8:30, besting his previous top time of 8:35.16.

On Sunday afternoon at the Michael A. Carrol Track and Field Stadium, Huling finished third behind Daniel Lincoln (8:22.78) and Steve Slattery (8:25.54), both running for Nike. Behind Huling in third place, Jacques Sallberg (8:28.18) and Thomas Brooks (8:28.24) rounded out the top five finishers.

Heading into the national track and field championships, Huling's previous personal-best time in the steeplechase was 8:41.53, a mark Huling eclipsed in both the preliminaries and finals. Huling clocked in at 8:35.16 in the prelims before smashing that mark with his 8:27.41 in the finals.

Prior to the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Huling rewrote the Miami record books in his final season in Oxford, becoming the RedHawks' first dual All-American in cross country and track since Sylvester Stewart in 1944-45. In addition to earning All-America plaudits in the 5,000 meters, Huling won every Mid-American Conference title he competed for, including three conference track titles in the 5,000 meters, 10,000 meters and 3,000-meter steeplechase.

After winning the MAC Cross Country Title and earning All-America honors during the fall cross country season, Huling also turned in three school record performances between the indoor (mile run, 3,000 meters) and outdoor (3,000-meter steeplechase) track and field seasons.

Men 3000 Meter Steeplechase
World: W 7:53.63 9/3/2004 Saif Saaeed Shaheen, QAT
American: A 8:09.17 8/28/1985 Henry Marsh, Athletics West
Meet: M 8:15.02 7/15/2004 Daniel Lincoln, Nike
Name Year Team Finals
1 Daniel Lincoln Nike 8:22.78
2 Steve Slattery Nike 8:25.54
3 Daniel Huling unattached 8:27.41
4 Jacques Sallberg Run With Us 8:28.18
5 Thomas Brooks unattached 8:28.24
6 Michael Nicks Boulder Rc/Adi 8:35.46
7 Michael Spence New Balance 8:35.99
8 Luke Watson T U S A Mn./adi 8:36.12
9 Brian Olinger Reebok 8:37.43
10 Joshua McAdams New Balance 8:37.91
11 Max King Team XO 8:37.92
12 Benjamin Bruce Asics 8:42.84
-- Tom Chorny unattached DNF
-- Jordan Desilets Reebok DNS