Landmark Runners Perform Well At NCAA Meet
WAVERLY, Iowa - Four Landmark Conference runners closed out the 2010 cross country season with strong performances at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships held on a cool Saturday morning in Waverly, Iowa.
Leading the way for the Landmark runners was Susquehanna senior Alycia Woodruff who narrowly missed a top-50 finish by placing 54th. Woodruff, who was racing at the NCAA meet for the third time in four seasons, posted the best finish of her career at the race, running a time of 22:02.80 which also ranked as the fastest 6K time for a Landmark runner this year.
Moravian's Cadee Rockwell also finished well in the women's race as she crossed the line in 22:42 which was good for a 136th-place finish. The junior was making her first NCAA Championship appearance and ran her second fastest 6K time of the year.
In the men's competition Susquehanna's Ian Quinlan was the top finisher as he covered the 8K course in a time of 25:42.8 which earned him a 143rd-place finish. That time was also the fastest 8K time turned in by a Landmark runner this year.
Matthew Lutcza of Moravian rounded out the conference finishers with his 209th-place finish. He posted a time of 26:13.3 which was his second fastest 8K time this season, behind only his performance at the NCAA Mideast Regional which is what earned him a spot at the NCAA Championships.
Now in its fourth year the Landmark has qualified at least three runners for the NCAA Division III Championships in each of its four seasons.