Women's Cross Country team headed to NCAA Championships
Nov. 13, 2010
WACO, Texas -- The Texas Women's Cross Country team placed four runners in the top 10 at the NCAA South Central Regional Championship en route to a 46-point team victory and an automatic team qualification for the 2010 NCAA Cross Country Championships. It marks the first time since 2003 that the Longhorns will appear as a team at the NCAA Championships after individually qualifying two runners in 2009.
All five scorers for Texas posted 6K career best times and earned All-Region honors by finishing in the top 25. Junior Mia Behm led Texas with a second place overall finish in 20:20.5. Freshman Marielle Hall (fifth) and junior Julie Amthor (sixth) posted times of 20:40.8 and 20:43.7, respectively. Freshman Sara Sutherland clocked a 20:49.7, crossing the finish line in ninth. Sophomore Laleh Mojtabaeezamani rounded out scoring for the Longhorns finishing 25th with a time of 21:21.4.
The NCAA Championship race will take place in Terre Haute, Ind., on Nov. 22. It will be run on the same 6K course as the 2010 ISU Pre-Nationals Invitational, where the Longhorns placed fifth out of 38 teams.