"The night ended with some dramatics as the menâ€™s distance medley relay entered the meet on the outside of the NCAA Championships field looking in. With this being the final chance for the team to qualify, the quartet of Blake Haney, Ben Thiel, Grant Grosvenor and Sam Prakel took to the track.
After three strong legs, Prakel, who has already broken four minutes in the mile this season, took the baton for the 1,600 meter anchor leg just on the heels of his opposition from Cal. As he entered the final 400 meters it appeared the pace had slowed from the necessary qualifying time which was set at 9:30.6. It was then that Prakel took off at the urging of his teammates and coaches with enough in the tank to lean across the finish line in 9:29.89 for the No. 10 time in the country, qualifying for the national meet."
Clutch run after CAL nearly "rope-a-doped" em!