|King finishes ninth at U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships|
|From Staff Reports|
June 26, 2006 - INDIANAPOLIS - Former Wildcat Kyle King ran an impressive race on the national stage Saturday, finishing in the top 10 in the 5,000-meter run at the U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
King, now runnnig for ZAP Fitness, came in ninth in the 3.1-mile race in a time of 13 minutes, 41.83 seconds. There were 24 runners who qualified for the race.
King joined ZAP Fitness in 2004 after an All-American cross country and track career at Baylor. The holder of the SSHS 3,200-meter record, he is training to qualify for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials and a possible berth in the Bejing Olympics.
ZAP Fitness is an elite training center in the mountains of Blowing Rock, N.C., which helps train world class runners, and provides them with room and board and a small stipend in return for the athletes' help with camps and other duties.
King, the son of Chuck and Lynette King, matched his personal best with his time on Saturday. Just a few weeks earlier, he had ran his personal best in the 3,000-meter run, clocking a 7:55.5.
At the U.S. Championships, Bernard Lagat won the 5,000-meter race in a time of 13:14.32.