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Collegiate Track & Field and Cross Country News
Weekend College Action
Freshman Cameron Burrell has made his way into the University of Houston Track and Field record books after posting a 6.55 in the 60-meter dash Saturday afternoon during the Cherry & Silver Collegiate Invitational. Meet Results (PDF)
Senior Rich Peters broke the school record in the 3,000m run as the Boston University men's track & field team competed in the John Thomas Terrier Invitational on Saturday at the Track and Tennis Center.
All the action from the past week in college.
Dani Bunch and Chukwuebuka Enekwechi each defended their Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week honor, the conference office announced on Monday afternoon. Bunch broke her own school records in the shot put and weight throw, including a national leader in weight, while Enekwechi set personal records in the same events, school and facility records and a national leader in the weight throw.
Athletic accomplishments, academic accomplishment, personal recognition and a little motivation thrown in for good measure--you'll find all that and more in the Joyce Center office of University of Notre Dame women's cross country coach Tim Connelly.
The Last Week of College Action.
Chukwuebuka Enekwechi was named one of six USTFCCCA National Athletes of the Week on Monday afternoon. The announcement came just hours after the sophomore thrower was tabbed the Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week. The USTFCCCA also released its Preseason Division I National Team Computer rankings on Monday afternoon and the Purdue women are one of just two Big Ten teams ranked in the top 25.
Sarah Disanza finished 12th at the 2014 Bupa Great Edinburgh Championships on Saturday, Jan. 11.
Oklahoma State's Noah Gade finished tenth in the men's junior 6K at the Bupa Great Edinburgh International Team Challenge, at Holyrood Park, in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Saturday.
Taylor Manett ran to a 14th-place finish (14:37) in the women's junior 4K race as a member of Team USA at the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country Challenge in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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The action from this past weekend.
Full Replay of the NCAA D1 National Championship held in Terra Haute, Indiana.
Video coverage of the races
Video Coverage from Logan Wells from NCAA D3 Nationals hosted by Hanover College in Indiana.
Under adverse conditions, the Michigan State women's cross country team surged to a sixth-place finish and sophomore Caleb Rhynard earned All-American honors at the NCAA Championships on Saturday afternoon in Terre Haute, Ind. The women totaled 236 points to record the highest finish since 2007, third-best in program history, and Rhynard is the first MSU men's All-American since 1997.
Oklahoma State men's cross country finished in third place as a team, and Monika Juodeskaite took home All-America honors on the women's side at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, in Terre Haute, Ind., on Saturday.
Erin Finn (30th place) earned the program's first All-America citation since 2009, and No. 8 Michigan ran to a fourth-place team finish at the NCAA Championships.
Texas Tech senior distance runner Kennedy Kithuka is set to chase down his second-straight national title Saturday as he competes at the 2013 NCAA Championship meet in Terre Haute, Ind.
Oklahoma State cross country travels to Terre Haute, Ind., this weekend for the NCAA Cross Country Championships, which will take place on Saturday, Nov. 23.
The No. 21 Providence College men's cross country team will travel to Terre Haute, Ind. to compete at the Division I National Championships on Saturday, Nov. 23. The men's 10k race will begin at noon and take place at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center.
Oklahoma State's Dave Smith has been named the 2013 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Midwest Region Coach of the Year.
Texas Tech senior cross country runner Kennedy Kithuka was named the Mountain Region Male Athlete of the Year Tuesday as announced by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
List of Automatic & At-Large Qualifiers for the NCAA D1 National Championship
Texas Tech senior Kennedy Kithuka cruised to his second-straight Mountain Region title Friday in Ogden, Utah and automatically punch his ticket for the 2013 NCAA Cross Country Championship next week in Indiana.
All of the NCAA D1 Regionals from today have been posted and added to the database. Check them out!!!!
Oklahoma State men's cross country, with one of its patented pack-running efforts, captured the 2013 NCAA Midwest Regional Cross Country Championship, in Ames, Iowa, on Friday.
Championship CentralErin Finn raced to a runner-up finish, with Shannon Osika (6th), Brook Handler (7th) and Taylor Manett (11th) right on her heels, to leadthe 14th-ranked Wolverines to their third straight NCAA Great Lakes Regional crown.