The Collegian
Friday, February 23, 2024

Cross Country finishes 24th in NCAA Championships

Before departing for Terre Haute, Ind., to compete in its first NCAA Cross Country Championships, the men's cross country team set a goal of finishing among the top 25 teams in the nation. Led by senior Matt Llano, the team was able to accomplish its goal.

The team ended its season with a 24th place finish, while senior Amy Van Alstine, competing for the women's cross country team, finished 67th (21:06).

Llano finished 44th (30:35) in the men's race, barely missing All-American honors. He was followed by senior Andrew Benford in 75th place (30:54), senior Tim Quinn in 116th place (31:19), senior Jon Wilson in 204th place (32:12), sophomore Chris York in 219th place (32:34), junior Levi Grandt in 225th place (32:52) in 225th place and sophomore Jason Skipper in 246th place (36:45) in 246th place.

Both teams has previously swept the Atlantic 10 Conference Championships and the men's team received an at-large bid for the national championships following a fourth-place finish in the Southeast Regional Championship last Saturday.

See men's cross country coach Steve Taylor's blog for more information and pictures. This story will be updated.

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