SUU alumnus Cam Levins nearly wins gold, finishes with bronze at Commonwealth Games
Kirsty Wigglesworth, AP
Southern Utah University alumnus Cameron Levins finished inches away from gold, but won the bronze medal in the 10,000-meter race Friday at 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Levins, a native of Black Creek, British Columbia, Canada, finished third with a time of 27 minutes, 56.23 seconds — a tick behind Uganda runner Moses Kipsiro, who finished with a 27:56.11 for the gold medal.
Kenya runner Josphat Kipkoech Bett won silver with a time of 27:56.14.
The Commonwealth Games are a multi-sport event — much like the Olympics — that involves the English Commonwealth of Nations every four years. The event first began in 1930.
Levins was multiple All-American while at SUU before graduating in 2012. He also won the NCAA national title in the 10,000-meter and 5,000-meter races in 2012. Levins also won the Bowerman Award that year, becoming the first mid-major athlete to receive the award for the top track and field athlete of the year.
He also competed in the 10,000-meter and 5,000-meter races at the 2012 Olympics.
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