Men's Cross Country Finishes 28th at NCAA Championships
Nov. 23, 2013
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The NC State men’s cross country team finished in 28th place at the NCAA Championships on Saturday at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course in Terre Haute, Ind. Wolfpack senior Andrew Colley, running in his last race for State, finished in seventh place, the highest finish ever for a NC State men’s runner and good enough for the third All-American nomination of his illustrious career.
On a cold and windy day, which made the soggy course conditions even tougher, Colley ran a time of 30:12.5 finishing a little over 30 seconds off the pace of individual champion Edward Cheserek of Oregon, who clocked a time of 29:41.1.
Colley wraps up his NC State cross country career as a three-time All-American and a four-time All-ACC and All-Region performer, having captured the individual title at the ACC Championships on Nov. 1. In his five races this season, Colley finished first, second, third, fourth and seventh respectively.
Joanna Thompson, competing as an individual on the women’s side, finished in 36th place with a time of 20:42.9, good enough for an All-American nod as well. The junior from Knoxville, Tenn. earned her first All-American honor to compliment her three-time All-ACC and All-Region awards.
As a team, State totaled 630 points to come in at 28th. Sam Parsons ran a time of 32:01.7 to finish 175th on the day, while Graham Crawford came in at 178th with a pace of 32:02.7. Right behind them were Michael Mansy (189th, 32:10.7) and Jacob Thomson (214th, 32:30.7), while Sam Roberson (236th, 33:05.8) and Bobby Mintz (248th, 33:32.3) round out the seven runners who competed for the Wolfpack at the NCAA Championships.