Areson Qualifies for World Finals in 5,000

MOSCOW -- Former Lady Vol Jackie Areson recorded the 10th-best time in the preliminaries of the 5,000-meter run Wednesday to qualify for the finals at the IAAF World Championships.

Areson, who competes for Australia, was eighth in her heat in 15 minutes, 40.21 seconds. Meseret Defar of Ethiopia had the fastest time in 15:22.94. 

The finals will be held Saturday.

In other former UT athlete results at the World Championships, Sarah Bowman Brown finished 22nd in the semifinals of the 1,500 on Tuesday, clocking a time of 4:12.16.

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