HOUSTON, Texas - Fort Hays State's Cory Keehn qualified for the USA Olympic Team Trials in the half-marathon on Sunday (Jan. 17) in the Chevron Houston Marathon. He finished with a time of 1:04:26.
Keehn hit the 1:05:00 standard to qualify for the USA Olympic Team Trials in the half marathon in February. He finished 29th in the race and 19th among competitors from the United States. Keehn kept an impressive 4-minute, 55-second pace per mile over the 13.1-mile race.
The winning time in the race on Sunday was 1:00:37 by Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopa. The top runner from the U.S. finished fourth, that being Luke Puskedra from Oregon in 1:01.29.
The USA Olympic Team Trials for marathon and half-marathon are in Los Angeles, Calif., on February 13, 2016.