Lincoln finished first in his heat and first overall with a time of 8:36.50. Lincoln will run in the finals on Friday, May 31 at 8:45 p.m. At the McDonnell Invitational he ran the fastest time by an American this year in the event (8:29.16).
"He (Lincoln) ran real nice," Arkansas head coach John McDonnell said. "He was well within himself and saved some energy for Friday. He's in the finals and that's the main thing."
In the 800 meters sophomore Robbie Stevens started out fast and ended up finishing fifth in his heat and 14th overall with a time of 1:49.05.
Arkansas will begin competition tomorrow with junior Eddie Jackson and sophomore Michael Thomas in the prelims of the 110-meter hurdles at 6 p.m. Sophomore Chris Mulvaney will run in the prelims of the 1,500 meters at 7:40 p.m., and freshman Jason Sandfort will compete in the 10,000-meter run at 9:15 p.m.