Cragg 3rd in Arkansas

Feb 10, 2007 [Noel Guiden] Alistair Cragg showed much improved form in last night`s Tyson Invitational 3000m Invitational at the Randal Tyson Track Centre, University of Arkansas finishing 3rd in a time of 7.43.3. Race winner was Kevin Sullivan (USA) 7.40.17, also in the field was Ireland`s Mark Carroll with a solid run to 5th (7.52.07), a time which qualifies him for the European Indoors. Cragg`s time was a nine second improvement on his run in Boston at the end of January and justifies his decision to give other recent meets a miss and get his sharpening work done in training. With the European Indoors in Birmingham now only only three weeks away Cragg may just be timing things to perfection.