Former N-A-U track star Lopez Lomong has advanced to the finals of the men’s 5,000 meter Olympic race in London.
Lomong turned in a time of 13:26.16 in his semifinal heat, finishing in fourth place.
The top 5 finishers in each heat were guaranteed a spot in the finals,
Five more spots went to the fastest runners who did not finish in their race’s top five.
Lomong’s time is 15 seconds slower than his personal best and 2012 world leading time, posted in April.
Another former Lumberjack, David McNeill, did not make it to the finals.