Men's cross-country team heads to NCAA championship; coach,
RELEASED: November 20, 2008
DANVILLE, KY—Two weeks after capturing the SCAC cross-country title, the Centre College men's cross-country team finished in first place at the NCAA Regional meet held at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas. The Colonels are now qualified for the NCAA Division III National Championship meet at Hanover College in Hanover, Ind., this Saturday, Nov. 22. If the Colonels, ranked 16th in the nation, win on Saturday, it will be the team's first cross-country national championship. This is the fourth time in five years that the men have qualified for the championship.
The Colonels finished in first place at the regional meet (among 19 schools) with a total of 56 points. Second-place Emory University (ranked 13th in the nation) finished with 73 total points.
The Colonels were led by overall first-place finisher senior Chase Wilson (Paducah, Ky.). Wilson, the SCAC Runner of the Year, finished first out of 152 runners. Wilson will be honored at a banquet this Friday evening in Hanover before the meet on Saturday.
Every runner to finish 35th or higher is named to the NCAA All-Region team. Joining Wilson, Joey Polio, Willie Polio and Parks as NCAA All-Region runners is sophomore Clinton Cahell (Georgetown, Ohio).
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