Surtees Leads Women's Cross Country to 2010 National Championship Meet Runner-Up Finish
MEN'S RESULTS | WOMEN'S RESULTS
Waverly, Iowa, November 20, 2010 – The Washington University in St. Louis women’s cross country team recorded the highest NCAA Division III Championship finish in school history with a second-place showing at the 2010 national championship meet on Saturday, Nov. 20, at the H.J. Max Championship Course in Waverly, Iowa. The Washington U. men’s team placed ninth overall, earning a top-10 finish for the second year in a row.
The WUSTL women were just eight points shy of capturing the first national title in program history, tallying a team score of 193 points on Saturday while Middlebury College won the 2010 championship with a team score of 185. The Washington University men compiled a team score of 297 points. Haverford College won the men’s national title, upsetting top-ranked North Central College.
It is the sixth time in program history that the Washington U. women’s team has placed in the top four at the NCAA Championships, with the Bears recording third-place finishes on three occasions (2004, 2005 and 2007). Not only did the men’s team place in the top-10 for a second straight year, but they were participating in the NCAA Championship in consecutive seasons for the first time in school history.
Senior Taryn Surtees turned in her best performance of the year with a sixth-place finish and a time of 21:26.1. She earns All-America accolades for the third-consecutive year, becoming the first runner in program history to earn All-America accolades in three separate seasons.
Junior Liz Phillips placed 23rd overall with a time of 21:49.1, and senior Jessica Londeree came in 30th with a time of 21:58.1
Junior Michael Burnstein became just the second runner in school history become a two-time men’s All-American in cross country, and is the first to do so since Tim Julien in 1998 and 1999. He placed 30th on Saturday with a time of 24:51.8.
Rounding out the scorers for the WUSTL women’s team, freshman Sarah Fisher posted a time of 22:15.3 which was good for 52nd place and junior Molly Wawrzyniak came in 82nd with a time of 22:34.9.
In the men’s race, sophomore David Hamm placed 45th with a time of 25:11.9 and junior Tucker Hartley placed 57th overall, finishing the 8K course in 25:18.7. Senior Dave Spandorfer came in 66th overall with a time of 25:22.2, and senior Alden Black finished in 25:41.6 to take 105th.