Levins said he couldn't have run any better.
“I finished higher than I was supposed to and finally got on that top 3 podium,” he said.
Track and field head coach Eric Houle said Levins’ performances were phenomenal.
“To perform and be consistant at this level is what you hope for,” Houle said. “Sometimes more amazing things happen.”
Levins finished the 3K with a time of 7:49.48, just over three seconds behind the race champion, Lawi Lalang of Arizona State.
Levins ran a 13:38.12 to finish in fourth place in the 5K on Friday. Lalang was also the winner of the 5K race.
He received All-American honors in both races.
Levins also scored 11 points for SUU, putting the T-Birds in a tie for 15th place and just a single point behind BYU. SUU came into the meet ranked 31st in the nation.
Houle said Levins will focus on distance races in the outdoor season and prepare to make another run at the Outdoor National Championships in June.
Levins said he’ll continue to chase an NCAA title and work towards qualifying for the the Olympic Games in London.
“I keep finishing better and better,” Levins said. “I’ve only got two more places to go, and the Olympics only come once every four years so I'm going to give it my all.”