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BYU track: Ward takes fourth in the 5000 meters

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On the first day of the NCAA Indoor Championships, Jared Ward took fourth in the 5000 meters with a time of 13:54.46 to post his second consecutive All-American finish in the event.

Oregon's Edward Cheserek took first place with a time of 13:46.67.

Ward’s fourth-place finish gives the Cougars five points in the meet, and they currently sit in a tie for 18th place. He will compete in the 3000 meters on Saturday at 7:40 p.m. MDT.

Also on Saturday’s schedule, BYU’s Braydon Bringhurst will compete in the pole vault starting and 5:30 p.m. Chase Dalton will finish his heptathlon events Saturday morning.

Follow the events live with the live stats link on BYU athletic website.

Justin Green is the SID over men's track and cross country for BYU Athletic Communications as well as BYU Rugby. He is a BYU student majoring in public relations and minoring in business and will graduate in April 2014. Email: justinjgreen8@gmail.com