Wefing Is All-American

COREY WEFING

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Corey Wefing became Edinboro’s first men’s track & field All-American since 2011 on Saturday.

The junior from Maple Springs came in ninth in the 1,500-meter run at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field National Championships to earn second-team All-American accolades. Johnson C. Smith is hosting the championships at the Irwin Belk Complex.

The Maple Grove High School graduate is Edinboro’s first All-American since Ben Hahn finished seventh in the 5,000-meter run in 2011. The top eight runners are accorded first-team All-American honors, with the next four earning second-team accolades.

Wefing posted a personal-best time of 3:46.81, considerably better than his prelim time of 3:52.93, when he placed 12th. The pace was faster for the finals, with Wefing holding down sixth place entering the final 400 meters before finishing ninth.

Western Oregon runners finished one-two, with David Ribich winning the national championship with a time of 3:45.34, and Dustin Nading crossing the finish line in second place at 3:45.57. Elias Gedyon of Adams State, the top finisher in Thursday’s prelims, was third at 3:45.59.

Wefing was competing at nationals for the first time. He came in with the 10th-best time in the event at 3:47.27. He recently won the 1,500-meter run at the PSAC Championships after previously winning the race in 2016.

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