King running in Indoor Track Championships

Former Wildcat and Baylor All-American qualifies in 3,000-meters

From Staff Reports

Feb. 22, 2008 - Sulphur Springs' Kyle King, coming off a personal best time in the mile run, will compete tomorrow in the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Boston.

King, running for ZAP Fitness since his All-American track and cross country career at Baylor University, is scheduled to run the 3,000-meters at 5:40 p.m. Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. He is one of 16 domestic runners who qualified for the national championship event.

The meet will be broadcast on ESPN2 beginning at 5 p.m. on Sunday. While King's race will not be shown live, highlights will likely be played in a recap.

King qualified for the Indoor Championships by clocking a time of 7 minutes, 56.11 seconds in the 1.9-mile event at the Boston Terrier Classic on Jan. 26.

He ran the indoor mile last Friday night in the Tyson Relays in Arkansas, placing sixth with a personal-best time of 4:02.79. While King is not a miler by profession, he ran the race as an intense spring workout in preparation for tomorrow's event.

He is also scheduled to run in the USA 8,000-meter championship at Central Park in New York on March 15. He won the eight-mile Turkey Trot in Dallas on Thanksgiving in a time of a little over 39 minutes.

King also has a provisional qualifying time in the 5,000 meters for the U.S. Olympic Trials in June. The top three runners at the trials will qualify for the Bejing Olympics.

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