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Engelhardt places 51st at NCAA XC Championships

November 23, 2010

Ben Engelhardt competed in the 2010 NCAA Cross Country Championships at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course in Terre Haute, Ind., on Monday morning and did what he had done all season: compete hard and improve. As the lone representative in the field for Arizona State University, Engelhardt covered the 10,000m course in 30:37.1 to finish 51st overall.

Engelhardt's finish was by far his best, both based on time and overall finish, in his three career appearances at the national meet. His 51st-place finish is a 112-place improvement from his 2007 race when he finished 162nd overall while his time is an improvement of over one minute from the same year (31:39.0). Overall, his time ranks as the third-fastest in program history in NCAA meets held in Terre Haute, while his overall finish ranks as the ninth-best all-time in program history. He is now one of 10 men that have finished in the Top 55 at the NCAA meet.

The NCAA event marks the completion of the 2010 cross country season. The next event for the Sun Devil program will be the opening meet of the 2011 indoor track & field season, which comes January 21-22 in Albuquerque, N.M., at the Cherry and Silver Invitational.

2010 NCAA Cross Country Championships
LaVern Gibson Championship Course • Terre Haute, Ind.
ASU Men's Results - 10,000m Race
51. Ben Engelhardt - 30:37.1