November 25, 2008

Senior Long-Distance Runner Competes at NCAAs

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Senior Zac Hine finished 84th among the 252 runners who competed at the NCAA championships yesterday. Hine was the lone Cornellian to qualify when he received an at-large bid after he placed 12th at the Northeast Regional Championships. Hine completed the 10,000-meter race in 30:46.2. His splits were almost identical as he completed the first half of the race in 15:22 and the second half of the race in 15:24.
Oregon senior Galen Rupp won the race with a time of 29:03.2. Along with winning the individual title, Rupp led the Ducks to a National championship. Iona and Stanford finished second and third, respectively. Harvard sophomore Daniel Chenoweth finished first among Ivy League participants and 42nd overall.
On the women’s side the Washington Huskies cruised to an easy overall victory. Oregon earned second place and Florida State was third. Texas Tech senior Sally Kipyego was the first to complete the 6,000-meter course. The NCAA championships were hosted by Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Ind.