David competes at NCAA Cross Country Championships

Senior places 97th in men’s 10k

November 21, 2011 · Athletic Communications

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Middle Tennessee senior Justus David finished 97th with a 10k time of 30 minutes, 47.20 seconds at the NCAA Cross Country Championships on Monday morning in Terre Haute, Ind.

With the result, David collected the best NCAA Championship-finish for a Blue Raider male in the history of the cross country program.

“I am definitely pleased with Justus’ result today,” said cross country head coach Dean Hayes. “It was his first time competing at the NCAA Championships and obviously he was running amongst a very talented field of competitors. I thought he ran a pretty good race overall. He had a terrific season and I am proud of his accomplishments this year.”

David’s race at the NCAA Championships caps a remarkable 2011 season for the Kitui, Kenya, native. He captured three individual meet championships and a total of six top-five finishes, recording perhaps the best season in Blue Raider history.

Lawi Lalang of Arizona won the men’s individual title, clocking a 10k time of 28:44.10. Wisconsin won the men’s team championship, racking up 97 points to outpace runner-up Oklahoma State which finished with 139 points.

With the conclusion of the 2011 cross country season, the Blue Raider track & field program now turns its attention to the indoor track season. Middle Tennessee will open the year by hosting the Christmas Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Murphy Center.

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Men's Team Results (Top 10)
Finish, Team, Points
1, Wisconsin, 97
2, Oklahoma State, 139
3, Colorado, 144
4, BYU, 203
5, Stanford, 207
6, Oklahoma, 213
7, Indiana, 257
8, Portland, 259
9, Iona, 265
10, NC State, 282

Men's Individual Results (Top 10 and MT Finishers)
Finish, Name, School, Time
1, Lawi Lalang, Arizona, 28:44.10
2, Chris Derrick, Stanford, 28:57.50
3, Leonard Korir, Iona, 29:02.50
4, Cameron Levins, Southern Utah, 29:04.80
5, Mohammed Ahmed, Wisconsin, 29:06.70
6, Luke Puskedra, Oregon, 29:09.30
7, Diego Estrada, Northern Arizona, 29:24.70
8, Richard Medina, Colorado, 29:27.80
9, Henry Lelei, Texas A&M, 29:29.10
10, Colby Lowe, Oklahoma State, 29:31.40
97, Justus David, 30:47.20

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