David Forrester (Florida State) confirmed his recent good form on the American country as he placed a solid 16th at the NCAA Championships at Terre Haute, Indiana, on Monday.

The 21-year-old, making a move up to 5000m since last season, was coming on the back of a winning outing in the South Regionals in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and covered the roughly 10km course in 29:40.6 as Arizona’s Lawi Lalang (KEN) came away with a convincing win by over 13 secs in 28:44.1 after breaking away past the 5km mark.

U20 Callum Hawkings (Butler) can be content with his 26th spot in 29:56.4 while U23 Tom Farrell finished closely behind in 29:58.6 for Oklahoma, who got runner-ups in the team standings.

Mitch Goose was further behind in 40th place in 30:12.4 for Iona.

Men’s Results

http://www.ustfccca.org/assets/results/2011xc/ncaa-d1-xc-2011-MEN.html

On the women’s side, Hannah Brooks was first Briton home in 20:18.1 for 19th over the 6km distance to head Florida State just outside the medals, climbing fourth on the teams table, with former steeplechaser Ruth Senior further back in 41st in 20:31.3 for the ‘Lobos’ of New Mexico.

 

Villanova’s Sheila Reid (CAN) edged out Oregon’s Jordan Hasay in a close finish to successfully defend her top honours with a gap of just 0.6 secs separating them at the end.

Women’s Results

http://www.ustfccca.org/assets/results/2011xc/ncaa-d1-xc-2011-WOMEN.html

Report

http://www.iaaf.org/news/newsid=62977.html

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