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Parsons, Vargas continue NC State’s quick start

N.C. State track and field team members Sam Parsons and Luis Vargas both raced in the 5,000m race at the Hoosier Open on Friday night. The race was the fastest of the season, as the top-five now hold the nation’s top-five times in the event.

Vargas finished fifth overall in 13:49.86, setting a new 5,000m PR by almost seven seconds in his first time in uniform for the Wolfpack. His previous 5,000m PR of 13:57.09 was set at the 2015 Raleigh Relays.

With his finish, Vargas now holds the nation’s fifth-best time. Only 20 athletes posted faster qualifying times during the 2014-15 indoor season.

Parsons also finished with new personal best, finishing 12th in 14:25.61. He set his previous 5,000m indoor PR at the 2014 ACC Indoor Championships with a time of 14:34.94.

Parsons’ time currently ranks 24th in national standings. The race marked his first track action since February 2014.

Football

Duke: Redshirt freshman linebacker Tinashe Bere and freshman receiver T.J. Rahming were named to the Campus Insiders 2015 Freshman College Football All-America Team.

Men’s Soccer

Wake Forest: Senior Michael Gamble has been invited to the 2016 adidas MLS Player Combine in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, from Jan. 7-12.

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