Keith Gerrard sixth in Minnesota 8km race

Keith Gerrard, the Peel athlete who qualified to go to the Commonwealth Games but was torn between Delhi and his regular commitments on the American College circuit, took sixth place at the Roy Griak Invitational hosted by the University of Minnesota on Saturday. The Manx Sport Aid recipient recorded a time of 24min 25sec over a distance of 8km to finish an excellent sixth position out of more than 200 athletes.

He was third home for the University of New Mexico, helping them to third spot in the team event.