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Woody Kincaid wins Men's 10,000 Meters, Galen Rupp fails to qualify for Olympics

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The University of Portland will have some representation in Tokyo for the 2021 Olympics thanks to distance runner Woody Kincaid. 

Kincaid, who ran track and cross country for the Pilots, had an impressive outing in Eugene on Friday finishing in first place in the Men's 10,000M race.

Kincaid finished with a time of 27:53.62 to earn his first trip to the Olympics.

Kincaid's Bowerman Track Club teammate Grant Fisher finished in second place with a time of 27:54.29 and Joe Klecker rounded out the top-3 with a time of 27:54.90.

“I’ve dreamed about this moment, but even now it doesn’t feel real,” Kincaid told reporters after the race. “I don’t even know how to describe it, but I’m just so happy.”

Kincaid, Fisher, and Klecker are all heading to Olympics for the first time in their careers.

The shocker of this race had to be Oregon's Galen Rupp finishing in sixth place with a time of 27:59.43. Rupp has represented Team USA in the 10,000M in the previous three Olympic Games and brought home the silver in 2012 in London.

While Rupp will not run the 10,000M in Tokyo he will still be there representing the USA in the marathon race where he won bronze in 2016.