DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Earlham College junior Noah Scherf, a member of the Quakers' cross country and track and field teams competed in the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships today in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Scherf competed in the men's T13 5000m run completing the race in 15:33.31. He finished in ninth place out of 12 runners.
The gold medal went to Jaryd Clifford from Australia. He finished with a time of 14:40.40. Second place went to Yassine Ouhdadi el Ataby from Spain with a time of 14:42.12. The bronze medal went to Aleksandr Kostin from Russia. He completed the race in 14:42.62.
Scherf placed fourth at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru with a time of 15:44.48. He ran just over 11 seconds faster today. His personal best is 15:11.47. Scherf was the only American in the race he competed in.
He will not be back in the United States in time to compete with the men's cross country team on Saturday, November 16 as they compete at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Great Lakes Regional beginning at 11:00 a.m. EST hosted on the campus of Calvin University located in Grand Rapids, Mich. There are 38 teams competing for both the men and women teams.
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