Monday, November 22, 2010

Stublaski Keys Oklahoma State Title Defense;
Gopher Women, Men 27th at NCAAs

Johnathan Stublaski, a Henry Sibley High School alum, headlined the Minnesota news from today's NCAA Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Indiana today.

Stublaski (pictured), who had to lobby his way onto the Oklahoma State varsity for the meet, sealed the Cowboys' second-straight NCAA crown with a 36th-place, All-American finish in the meet as his team's #5 runner.

Oklahoma State, ranked #2 entering the meet, tallied 73 points to Florida State (193), Wisconsin (223), and #1-ranked Stanford 237.

Hear DtB's exclusive interview with Stublaski here ...

Hear Oklahoma State coach Dave Smith talk about Stublaski and his team here ...

The University of Minnesota cross country teams each finished 27th at today's NCAA Cross Country championships in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Ben Blankenship paced the Gopher men with an All-American 39th-place finish in 30:29.

Winona High School graduate Elliott Heath finished 42nd for Stanford.

Stephanie Price paced the Gopher women with an All-American 31st-place finish in 20:46. The Gopher effort was hobbled by the DNF of Missa Varpness, the regular #2-runner for the team.

Villanova defended its women's title, led by individual champ Sheila Reid. Samuel Chelanga of Liberty University defended his NCAA men's title.

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