New Mexico, Northern Arizona claim NCAA cross country titles

Lobos compete in NCAA cross country championships

Coming off a team-leading seventh-place finish at the NCAA Regional Championship in Alabama, the senior has compiled three top-5 finishes and one sixth-place finish this season, as well as led Georgia Tech to three top-5 team finishes overall.

The Cougars placed third and did not get a single runner in the top 20 in what was supposed to be a close duel between No. 1 Northern Arizona and No. 2 BYU in the 10K race at Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Ky. Junior Connor McMillan was 30th (29:52.29) and junior Rory Linkletter was 39th (29:59.04).

In their 18-consecutive trip to the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships, the Stonehill College women's cross country team placed 24 out of 32 teams Saturday morning at Angel Mounds in Evansville, Indiana. The top individual finisher was New Mexico's Ednah Kurgat, who clocked a time of 19:19.5 on the 6,000-meter course.

Lobos compete in NCAA cross country championships

For the second time in the last three years, the Lobo women's cross country team won the national title at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Louisville, relying on a dominant performance by individual victor Ednah Kurgat for its second team title ever.

Salt Lake City's Grayson Murphy, a West High graduate, finished eighth in the women's race and earned all-America honors. On the men's side, it will be the ultimate XC rematch for the individual title, between Justyn Knight and Grant Fisher. Villanova is tied for the fifth-most appearances by a women's team all-time at the championships.

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