By Steve Shaff
Northern Arizona University Media Relations
LONDON David McNeill and Lopez Lomong ran just one semester together at Northern Arizona University.
They combined to lead the 2007 Northern Arizona cross country team to a Big Sky Championship and a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. On Wednesday, they will run in the qualifying heats of the 5,000 meters at the 2012 London Olympics and will share their NAU bond.
We are part of the titles we had here (at NAU), said Lomong of his teammate. Even though we represent different countries, NAU is still binding us.
Lomong says the strong distance history represented in London is a proud bragging point for the program at NAU. One he wants to see continue.
I set some records here, said Lomong. The reason they write (the records) in a book is we need people to go challenge it and break it. We are setting the bar. There is no rivalry. We came here under Coach Heins guidance. We had a cross country team that we ran tog...