Hill, Pritt Make All-America At Cross Country
Sophomores Ryan Hill and Emily Pritt necame NC State’s first All-Americans since 2006 on Monday when both finished in the top 40 at the NCAA Cross Country Championships at Terre Haute, Ind.
Runners who finish in the top 40 at the NCAA Championships are named All-Americans. In the case of Hill and Pritt, however, both ran very strong individual races and were in the top 20 in their respective races.
Pritt is the first woman’s All-American for the Wolfpack since Julia Lucas and Bona Jones. Hill is the first NC State men’s runner to make All-America in cross country since Bobby Mack in 2004. The last time NC State had All-Americans on both the women’s and men’s teams in the same year was in 2001, when Chris Seaton and Chad Pearson were All-Americans for the men, and Megan Coombs, Kristen Price and Katie Sabino were All-Americans for the women.
The NC State men finished 27th in the men’s race, the 21st time in the last 26 years that the Wolfpack has finished in the national top 30.