Sam McEntee closed fast over the final 400 meters to come from 7th to 4th, finishing a mere one-quarter of a second behind the NCAA indoor champion Chris O'Hare of Tulsa. McEntee (above photo, far left) was caught in traffic on the rail with 500 meters to go, and was only able to strike for home with 400 meters remaining. He had the fastest closing 400 time (54.95) of any of the competitors, but ran out of track to catch the remaining three runners. If the race had been 20 meters longer, he may have had enough space to surge to the lead. McEntee, only a sophomore, earns his first All-American certificate.
NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships Finals - Mile 1) Chris O'Hare Tulsa 4:01.66 2) Rich Peters Boston University 4:01.78 3) Miles Batty BYU 4:01.86 4) Samuel McEntee Villanova 4:01.91 5) Andrew Bayer Indiana 4:02.13 6) Peter Callahan Princeton 4:02.66 7) Erik van Ingen Binghamton 4:02.70 8) Raul Botezan Oklahoma State 4:02.90 9) David McCarthy Providence 4:04.05 10) Kirubel Erassa Oklahoma State 4:04.36 11) Robby Creese Penn State 4:11.45