Lopez Lomong http://knau.org en NAU's Lopez Lomong advances to the Finals http://knau.org/post/naus-lopez-lomong-advances-finals <p>Former N-A-U track star Lopez Lomong has advanced to the finals of the men&rsquo;s 5,000 meter Olympic race in London.&nbsp;</p><p>Lomong turned in a time of 13:26.16 in his semifinal heat, finishing in fourth place.&nbsp;</p><p>The top 5 finishers in each heat were guaranteed a spot in the finals,</p><p>Five more spots went to the fastest runners who did not finish in their race&rsquo;s top five.</p><p>Lomong&rsquo;s time is 15 seconds slower than his personal best and 2012 world leading time, posted in April.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 22:23:50 +0000 Zac Ziegler 18297 at http://knau.org NAU's Lopez Lomong is Heading to the Olympics http://knau.org/post/naus-lopez-lomong-heading-olympics <p>The Olympics are just about to get underway, but Lopez Lomong is not in London yet.</p><p>He&rsquo;s returned to Flagstaff in order to finish his training.</p><p>Lopez says Flagstaff is the place that made him a world-class athlete, and he&rsquo;s bringing some of his US teammates with him.</p><p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s like I&rsquo;m still a student here.&nbsp; I still run the same trails, they&rsquo;re still the same distances.&nbsp; That&rsquo;s why I&rsquo;m bringing some of my friends, my teammates, the love of what Flagstaff has to offer to the world.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 19:11:35 +0000 Zac Ziegler 17569 at http://knau.org NAU's Lopez Lomong is Heading to the Olympics