The Saturday before Thanksgiving each year is now the day for NCAA cross country (and Nike Border Clash).
The women’s race, over 6000 meters, had the best fans in the sport cheering them on! In the end, Edna Kurgat took the individual title, leading her team, the New Mexico Lobos, to their second win in three years!
Watching Edna Kurgat float around the course, one could see the Lobo dominating the NCAA Division 1 race like few others. And on top of that, Edna lead the New Mexico Lobos to their second NCAA division title. It was their second win at Tom Sawyer State Park.
Edna Kurgat ran 19:19.5, the fastest time ever on the NCAA courese. The @UNMLoboXCTF runner broke the former record, set in 2012, in 19:27.9 by Betsy Saina, then at @CycloneTrackXC.
What makes Edna Kurgat’s win even more exciting? The wind that they ran into!
Team scores: 1. New Mexico, 90, 2. San Francisco, 105, 3. Colorado, 139, 4. Stanford, 165, 5. Oregon, 203, 6. Boise State, 264, 7. Boise State, 274, 8, Furman, 280, 9. NC State, 295, 10. Wisconsin 318.
Top Ten: 1. Edna Kurgat, New Mexico, 19.19.5 CR, 2. Amy Eloise Neale, Washington, 19:27.0, 3. Charlotte Taylor, San Francisco, 19:28.6, 4. Allie Ostrander, Boise State, 19:31.2, 5. Weronika Pyzek, San Francisco, 19:34.0, for complete results: http://www.rtspt.com/events/ncaa/d1xc17/mp/
Congrats to the entire New Mexico team!
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