Kiptum Posts Top-10 Time at Victor Lopez Classic

March 26, 2016


HOUSTON - Manonah Kiptum ran the ninth-fastest time in school history and a pair of Bulldogs posted personal best times as Louisiana Tech’s distance runners competed at the Victor Lopez Classic late Friday.

Kiptum’s 10,000m time of 31:28.15 ranks ninth in school history, an impressive feat for the freshman, as he finished second overall. He beat UT-Rio Grande Valley’s Jose Wells by two seconds and was behind only Tulane’s Moses Aloiloi.

In the 5,000m run a pair of Bulldogs posted career-best times. Logan Pearce ran 15:16.06 to finish 15th while Drake Heinz placed 27th in the race with a time of 15:37.85.

Tom Stringer posted a time of 4:00.99 in the 1,500m to finish sixth rounding out the small Bulldog contingent in Houston.

For complete coverage of Tech Track and Field and Cross Country, please follow @LATechTandF on Twitter or visit the official home of Louisiana Tech Athletics at




Happening Now

  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago

Learfield sponsor logo


Louisiana Tech Mission Statement header

Louisiana Tech University Athletics Mission is to embody excellence in everything we do.

Develop student-athletes to maximize their potential in mind, body and spirit.

Bring pride, admiration and loyalty to the University family, community and state.

Win with integrity.

Louisiana Tech University header

Tier 1 National University
#1 In Nation
Least average amount of student debt at graduation - Public National Universities
#1 In Louisiana
  • Highest average mid-career salaries for graduates
  • Providing graduates with highest % ROI on their college education
  • Low-cost colleges with highest starting salaries for graduates.
  • Ticketmaster logo

    : @LATechTickets
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. M-F
    Phone: (318) 257-3631
    Fax: (318) 257-4437
    Mailing Address: PO Box 3046, Ruston, LA 71272
    Shipping Address: 1650 West Alabama, Ruston, LA 71270
    Location: Thomas Assembly Center Concourse Level Room 205