PR: Steeple - 8:08.82AR (2006); 3,000m - 7:40.17i (2004); 10,000m - 28:20.20 (2003)
Born: October 22, 1980 in Ruston, La.
Current Residence: Fayetteville, Ark.
High School: Arkansas School for Math & Science (Fayetteville, Ark.) 99
College: Arkansas 03
Coach: John McDonnell
Agent: Peter Stubbs
Career Highlights: Three-time U.S. 3,000m steeplechase champion ('04, '05, '06); 3-time NCAA 3,000m steeplechase champion ('01, '02, '03); 2003 NCAA 10,000m champion; 12-time NCAA All-American
Lincoln set an American record in the 3,000m steeplechase at the 2006 Golden Gala, in Rome, Italy on August 11. In 2007 he raced only once, placing 5th at USA Outdoors after spending all year in mediacal school. Lincoln, who was a four-time NCAA champion and a 14-time All-American at the University of Arkansas, finished fifth in the race of 16 competitors and crossed the line with a time of 8:08.82. Lincoln eclipsed the 21-year old American record of 8:09.17, set on Aug. 28, 1985, by National Track & Field Hall of Famer Henry Marsh. With his #8 world ranking following the 2006 season, Lincoln becomes the first top-ten world ranked American steeplechaser since Mark Croghan was ranked #4 in 1994. Also in 2006 Lincoln won his third consecutive USA men’s steeplechase title. In 2004, Lincoln established himself as the nation’s leading steeplechaser with his win at the Olympic Trials and 11th- place finish at the Olympic Games in Athens. His trials victory in 8:15.02 was the fastest by an American in 2004. While at the University of Arkansas, Lincoln grew from a solid high school runner to a collegiate star, with four NCAA titles to his credit. He ended his collegiate career with an unprecedented double win in the 3000m steeplechase and 10,000 meters at the 2003 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Sacramento, Calif. With his double victory, Lincoln led the Razorbacks to their first outdoor national title in 1999. In winning his third consecutive NCAA steeplechase title, Lincoln became only the second man, and first American, ever to accomplish that feat. At the Arkansas School for Math and Science, Lincoln won the Arkansas state HS cross country championship and added the tri-state cross country title consisting of runners from Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma. The state high school indoor champ in the mile and two-mile, Lincoln had a prep mile personal best of 4:16, and a career-best of 9:31 in the two mile…wants to someday be a doctor, major at Arkansas is biochemistry…named NCAA All-American four times in the 2000-01 season…won the Commissioner’s Trophy for scoring the most points at the SEC Outdoor Championships with 26, winning the steeplechase and taking second in the 10,000m and 5,000m…redshirted through the 1998-1999 indoor and outdoor seasons…earned second NCAA XC All-American honors as part of Arkansas’ 2001 national championship cross country team. In 2003 Lincoln was named the NCAA Division I National Scholar Athlete of the Year by the USTCA…was accepted to the University of Arkansas Medical School....is part of the Be A Champion program...married to Jennifer.
2007: 5th at USA Outdoors (8:28.32)...best
2006: USA 3,000m Steeplechase champion (8:22.78)... 5th at Golden Gala (8:08.82AR)...6th at adidas Classic (3:37.50)...4th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (8:13.70)... ranked #8 in world, #1 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 8:08.82
2005: 1st at USA Outdoor Champs (8:17.27)...13th at World Outdoor Champs (8:23.89)...10th in Rome (8:12.65PR, U.S. Leader)...9th in 3000m at Nike Prefontaine Classic (7:56:59)...ranked #1 U.S. by T&FN...best of 8:12.65.
2004: 1st at Olympic Trials (8:15.02)...11th at Olympic Games (8:16.86)...4th at USA Indoors 3,000m (7:58.04)...7th in 3,000m at adidas Boston Indoor Games (7:45.20)...3rd in 3,000m at Tyson Foods Invitational (7:40.17i)...ranked #1 at 3,000m & 10,000m steeplechase in U.S. by T&FN...bests of 8:15.02, 13:32.27.
2003: Runner-up at USA Outdoors (8:24.10)...10th in opening round at World Outdoors (8:32.47)...1st at NCAA Outdoor 3000m steeple (8:26.65)...1st at NCAA 10,000m (28:20.20PR)...at SEC Outdoors 1st in steeple (8:32.85), 2nd in 5,000m (14:02.57), 2nd at 10,000m (29:16.27)...best of 8:24.10...ranked #2 in U.S. in steeple, #8 U.S. in 10,000m by T&FN.
2002: NCAA steeple champ (8:22.34)...4th in 5,000m at 2002 NCAA Indoor Champs...7th at USA Outdoors (8:30.63)...SEC steeple champ (9:19.26)...1st at Fayetteville (8:29.16)...ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 8:22.34.
2001: NCAA steeple champion (8:42.31)...5th at USA Outdoors with a new PR (8:26.91)...won SEC Outdoor steeple (8:44.44), 2nd in 5k (13:58.37) and 10k (30:02.24)...7th at 3,000m (8:09.41) & 5,000m (13:58.98) at NCAA Indoor...19th at NCAA XC (29:51)...4th in 3,000m (8:07.70), 2nd at 5,000m (14:12.06) at SEC Indoors...4th at SEC XC with a new PR of 24:35.87...ranked #4 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 8:26.91.
2000: 3rd at SEC Champs in steeple...9th in opening round at NCAA Outdoors...16th in 5,000m at NCAA Indoors ...24th at NCAA XC (30:56.8)...best of 8:44.43.