Alexandria native Aaron Runge continued his standout running career at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, S.D. by setting a new school record in the 5,000-meter race on Dec. 7.

The new record came in the indoor opener for the Vikings as they competed in Brookings at the SDSU Holiday Open and in Maryville, Missouri at the Mel Tjeerdsma Classic.

Runge ran the 5K at the Mel Tjeerdsma Classic. He finished fourth overall in the race with a time of 14:18.76.

Runge is in his senior year at Augustana and is coming off a junior indoor season last year where his season-best time was 14:46.94 at the SDSU Indoor Classic on Feb. 9.