Men's Cross Country hosts NCAA Central Regional Championships

Men's Cross Country hosts NCAA Central Regional Championships

Men's Cross Country hosts NCAA Central Regional Championships

"It was an outstanding day for Penn State cross country", said head coach John Gondak.

"We really didn't talk much about the weather".

The Virginia Tech women's team, which finished fourth at the Southeast Regional, was not selected as an at-large team for the women's field. Senior Donson Cook-Gallardo (Moscow, Idaho/Moscow) almost won the individual title, finishing a close second behind champion Mark Fairley of Central College.

"Karissa looked fantastic up front", coach Marc Burns said.

Schweizer's victory marked her fourth in five races this season, including at the Southeastern Conference Championships on October 27.

Loras won the men's competition with its top three runners taking fourth through sixth place, while the women's team competition was won by host Carleton, featured by the individual champion and runner-up. The individual honors went to San Francisco's Charlotte Taylor, who finished at 19:14.2, a new course record.

In total, 180 runners competed in the men's 10k championship race.

"I just wanted to finish strong and feel good throughout", Legard said. The Dawgs rounded out their top five with senior Anna Maxwell in 49th (20:50.8) and freshman Allie Schadler in 66th (21:02.8). Sophomore Andy Snyder was the third Husky to finish in the top-10, as he ended up in the ninth spot at 29:45.7. Even though they were not counted for the team score, senior Johnathan Stevens and freshman Talon Hull also ran well, ending up in 30th and 31st respectively. "Not what we had hoped but still a solid effort from a first-year". "They were assertive and aggressive, and they didn't give it up". "We learned a great deal today and will be better next year because of it". "Can't say enough about how they saved their best for the last race of the year".

A product of Grantsville, Utah, Lambert becomes the second runner in UVU's program history to earn a trip to the national championships.

The NCAA Championship Meet is on November 18 in Louisville, Kentucky.

OR finished with 149 points, behind Portland (63), Washington (65) and Stanford (85).

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