Tyson David Earns All-American Honors at NCAA Championships
David Finished Fifth in the Field of 14 Friday Night

David Finished Fifth in the Field of 14 Friday Night

March 13, 2009

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Making his second straight appearance in the 5,000 meter run at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, junior Tyson David can now add Division 1 All-American honors to his long list of accolades. This year's championships are being held at the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium on the campus of Texas A&M University.

David finished fifth in the race Friday night crossing the line in 13:49.58 to garner the title of All-American. American record holder, Galen Rupp of Oregon won the title with a time of 13:41.45.

David became the first Alabama male athlete to earn indoor All-American since 2004 when Peter Etoot and Chauncey Harris earned the title. The last male All-American from Alabama came during the outdoor season of 2005 with Etoot in the 800m.

"I think he did a good job of staying in [the race]," head coach Harvey Glance said. "He led the race about four times and then ran 2:02 over the last 800 meters. He competed well, got All-American. Hopefully we'll get something out of this 3,000 meter race tomorrow."

The NCAA Championships will resume Saturday at 12:00 p.m. Emmanuel Bor will toe the line in the 3,000m at 6:55 p.m.