SOUTH BEND, IND. - Patrick Schellberg ran the 5,000 at the Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational in 14:03.42 in his final meet of the indoor season missing qualification for the NCAA Indoor National Championships.
"Obviously we were hoping for a faster time, but Pat's consistency has really risen to a new level," said assistant coach Mark VanAlstyne after Schellberg's race. "Unfortunately in each of the last two races, he's had to do a bit too much of the pace work on his own. Nevertheless we are looking forward to outdoor and know he'll be strong when it counts."
Schellberg improved his personal record in the event and extended his hold on the second-best all-time UNC school record in the event.
Lianne Farber and Isaac Presson will each compete in the mile on Saturday at the Alex Wilson Invite. Many other Tar Heels will also compete Saturday in Blacksburg, Va., at the VT Final Qualifier.