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Ed Cheserek wins 10,000 at NCAAs

Updated: June 12, 2014, 1:40 AM ET
Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon freshman Edward Cheserek surged on the final lap to win the 10,000 meters at the NCAA track and field championships Wednesday night.

Cheserek won in a personal-best 28 minutes, 30.18 seconds, smoking the field with a 53.31-second final lap. He is the first freshman to win the event since UTEP's Suleiman Nyambui in 1979.

"I was just like, 'Run smart, relax until the last 400 to go, so I have more energy to kick the last lap,' you know?" he said.

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