The American University track and field teams opened the 2012 Patriot League Outdoor Track and Field Championships with the 10,000 meter run, where Josh Olsen registered the second fastest time in program history.
Olsen came in third in the event and his IC4A time of 30:24.02 bested one set by Matt Seymour at the 2004 Patriot League Championships by over 17 seconds. The time had stood as Patriot League Championship record. Mark Leininger also tallied a top time, recording the eighth fastest time in program history with an IC4A time of 31:04.75 to place seventh in the event.
Both the men's and women's track and field teams will be in action on Saturday, May 5 for the conclusion of the 2012 Patriot League Championships.