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.