Men's & Women's XC Earn Invitations to NCAA National Championships

The Red Devil men's and women's cross country teams both earned at-large bids to the 2012 NCAA National Championships next weekend



(Carlisle, Pa.) - The Dickinson men's and women's cross country teams both earned at-large bids to the 2012 NCAA National Championships. The Red Devils will travel to Terre Haute, Indiana next weekend. 


Rose-Hulman College will serve as the host as the nation's top teams descent upon the LaVerne Gibson Course, the site of the 2011 Division I National Championships.


The Red Devil women, ranked 18th-nationally, will make their 12th consecutive appearance at the national championships while the #22-ranked Red Devil men's team qualified for the sixth straight year as a team.


The Red Devil women finished third at the NCAA Mideast Regional as the Centennial Conference captured the top three spots in the race. #2-ranked Johns Hopkins captured the team title behind individual champion, Hannah Oneda.


The Red Devils placed three runners on the All-Region team as junior Sara Patterson (Houston, Texas/St. John's School) finished ninth overall while classmates Taylor Ludman (Willow Street, Pa./Solanco) and Anne Dyroff (Wayne, Pa./Radnor) crossed the line 12th and 30th, respectively.


The Red Devil men combined for a fourth place finish at the Mideast Regional, despite the loss of their top runner, Andrew Fine (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood) who suffered an injury early in the race. The Red Devils rallied, earning four spots on the All-Region squad.


The junior class proved dominant on the day as Henry Mynatt (Lake Forest, Ill./Lake Forest) came across the line first for Dickinson, placing 11th while Ryan Steinbock (Pittsburgh, Pa./Chartiers Valley) finished 14th overall. Alex Strenta (Swarthmore, Pa./Strath Haven) and Omar Hyjek (Sewickley, Pa./Quaker Valley) claimed the final two spots on the All-Region team, placing 34th and 35th, respectively.


The Centennial Conference held three of the four top spots in the team standings as #1-ranked Haverford ran to the team title with Johns Hopkins placing third. Carnegie Mellon earned the second spot to break up the Centennial sweep.


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