Sagehen Running Star Will Leer '07 Wins Two Track Events at Nationals
Even after graduating, Will Leer '07 just can't stop winning races for Pomona.
The track star took first place in the 1500-meter (3:53.13) and the 5000-meter (14:25.41) at the 2007 NCAA Division III National Track & Field Championships, held in Oshkosh, WI May 24-26. Leer, an eight-time All-American, becomes Pomona's first two-event winner in a single year. The Pomona-Pitzer team finished eighth overall out of more than 70 teams.
Earlier this month, at the Occidental Invitational, Leer smashed the school
record in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:41:98.
That was just a day before Pomona's May 13
in which the Minnetonka, MN native graduated as a math major. He plans to keep running, hoping to compete at the Olympic Trials for track and field in June 2008.