Cheserek Anchors DMR In 3:52 Just 30 Minutes After 5k Victory!!

Edward Cheserek is not human. 

We knew that before tonight, but Friday in Birmingham was perhaps the grandest validation of that fact.  In a career that will likely go down as the best in NCAA history, this evening could end up being his brightest moment. 

First, there was the 5k title in 13:47. No biggie. WATCH HERE.

Little did we know what King C had up his sleeve.   

Just some 30 minutes after winning the 5k— which was his 11th career NCAA title—  it was the DMR crown in a 9:27.27 NCAA Championships record, which Cheserek brought home in a slap-your-mother 3:52.84. 

3:52.8!!! fkjalkfjaslkgjlasdkfklasjflkajflkjadslkfjas………

Washington’s Izaic Yorks deserves a mega high five for carrying Cheserek through a nasty quick anchor leg, as the pair split 800 in a jaw-dropping 1:55. Yorks—  who just set the unofficial indoor American collegiate record (3:53.89) just two weeks ago— looked like he was giving Ches fits, but with 100m to go, the Oregon junior dug deep.

Yorks couldn’t respond.

Who could, though? Edward Cheserek is on another planet than the rest of the NCAA.

When’s that U.S. citizenship going through, again? Let’s cross our fingers for soon, America.  


Now, it’s two down one to go. The 3k awaits Cheserek tomorrow, which suddenly seems like even more of a certainty after what we witnessed tonight. If he pulls it off, he would join Galen Rupp as the only person to take 5k-DMR-3k crowns at one championship.

But tomorrow can wait until tomorrow. For now, let’s bask in the greatness that was NCAA titles 11 and 12 (10 individual titles spread between XC, IN, & OUT and two DMRs) for the greatest we’ve ever seen.

The track resume speaks for itself:

Oh Robert Johnson, you tricky tricky dude.

Here's an updated look at our projected team scores, which are understandably leaning hard in Oregon's favor. Remember, these are projections only.

Cheserek and his DMR squad react to their epic win:

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