Nov. 22, 2010
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Air Force senior Justin Tyner and sophomore Jeremy Drenckhahn concluded the 2010 season this afternoon (Monday, Nov. 22) at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Ind. Competing on the blustery 10K route at the La Vern Gibson Championship Course on the campus of Indiana State University, Tyner placed 89th and Drenckhahn finished 134th.
Tyner crossed the finish line of the 246-member national championship race in a time of 31:02.7 to finish 89th. The senior, who finished sixth among Mountain West Conference runners, placed within the top half of the field for the second straight year. Contributing to his final time were splits of 6:03 (2K), 15:20 (5K) and 24:24 (8K).
Competing in his first-ever national championship race and just the third 10K cross country race of his career, Drenckhahn clocked a time of 31:28.2 to finish 134th in the field. Drenckhahn recorded splits of 6:07 (2K), 15:40 (5K) and 25:06 (8K).
Liberty's Sam Chelanga successfully defended his national cross country title (29:22.2), as he edged out Arizona's Stephen Sambu for first by just four seconds. Backed by three top-10 finishes, Oklahoma State tallied 73 points to easily repeat as the team champions. On the women's side, Sheila Reid won the individual title to pace Villanova to its second straight team crown.