NCAA Championship on Tap for Men's Cross Country
PRINCETON, N.J. (11/17/11) – The Princeton men cross country team aims to for another high finish as the Tigers compete in the 2011 NCAA Championship on Monday, Nov. 21.
The Tigers had the best finish in program history last year, placing 12th in the nation. Princeton has recorded solid showings at big meets against tough competition, including third place at the Notre Dame Invitational and fourth place at the Wisconsin Invitational. Princeton has been ranked as high as No. 9 and held the top spot in the Mid-Atlantic region throughout the season.
The Ivy League Champion is currently ranked No. 17 in the nation. Coincidentally, Princeton held that same position prior to last year's race.
After winning the individual title at Regionals, senior Donn Cabral should have another impressive showing at NCAAs. He finished 34th last year, earning All-America honors. Senior Brian Leung finished higher than Cabral at nationals last year, taking 21st. After taking a week to rest, the All-America Leung will be ready to run on Monday. Princeton is in good shape as six other Tigers will battle it out for the final three scoring spots. Senior Peter Maag, sophomores Chris Bendtsen, Tyler Udland and Alejandro Arroyo Yamin along with freshmen Eddie Owens and Sam Pons have all been scorers for the team this year.The 10k race will be held on the LaVern Gibson Championships Course in Terre Haute, Ind. The race will begin at approximately 12:08 p.m. A live webcast of the championships will be broadcast from 12-1:30 p.m., on NCAA.com.
Select runners will compete in the 2011 IC4A and ECAC Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. The 5-mile IC4A Championship Division race starts at 11:15 a.m. Princeton is one of 18 teams in the race which includes: Albany, Boston College, CCSU, Columbia, Duquesne, George Mason, Georgetown, Iona, La Salle, Liberty, Long Island, Marist, UMass, Rider, St. Joseph's, Syracuse, Virginia.
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