MARION, Ind. (May 24, 2013) – Lubbock Christian University's Isacc Placencia was unable to qualify for the finals of the 3000 Meter Steeplechase, as he competed Thursday in the preliminaries at the 2013 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championship meet at Indiana Wesleyan University.
Placencia, a Chaps cross country product, was appearing in his first NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championship meet. It completed the trifecta, as he also competed in the NAIA Cross Country and NAIA Indoor National Championship meets.
The Lubbock, Texas native competed in the first qualifying meet and finished sixth in his heat with a time of 9:37. The top 14 qualified and Placencia finished 15th overall, missing the final qualifying by 1.27-seconds. Twenty-two runners competed in the event and 14 qualified for the finals.