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NCAA Track and Field Championship 2014: Lawi Lalang wins 5000m in thrilling fashion

Arizona distance runner Lawi Lalang won his eighth national title on Friday.

Arizona track and field most historic runner is still racking up championships.

Distance runner Lawi Lalang went to Hayward Field in Oregon with his most difficult task coming in the 5,000-meter, where he would have to be Oregon Ducks freshman Edward Cheserek. That he did.

Lalang set a meet record at the legendary track in Eugene, Ore., on Friday with a 13:18.36 time, clipping Cheserek in the final 100 meters and beating him by 0:00.35 seconds. The victory was Lalang's eighth career NCAA championship, and he'll have a shot at earning his ninth tomorrow after qualifying for the final in the 1,500-meter.

The finish for Lalang was the fourth-fastest time for a 5,000-meter in NCAA history, while Cheserek's finish ranks eighth overall.