May 13, 2008
WASHINGTON - American University track and field senior Brian McCabe placed sixth in the men's 1500 meter run Tuesday night at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet hosted by Swarthmore College. McCabe finished the course in a time of 3:52.30, failing to qualify for the NCAA East Regional Meet. McCabe previously had a season best time of 3:49.31 in the event and needed to finish faster than 3:47.80 to compete at the national qualifier. McCabe was the only Eagle to compete at the meet.
McCabe was attempting to join three teammates who have already qualified at the NCAA East Regional Meet. Seniors Brendan Fennell and Steve Hallinan had previously qualified for the regional along with junior Carlos Jamieson. Fennell and Jamieson have each eclipsed the regional standard in the 1500 and 5000 meter runs while Hallinan has qualified in the 5000.
The NCAA East Regional will be held May 30-31 in Tallahassee, Fla.