PODIUM FINISH FOR PILOT MEN by Harry Cummins
The University of Portland Pilots placed 3rd today in the NCAA Division-1 Cross-Country National Championships in Madison, Wisconsin.
Led by Frenchman Emmanuel Roudolff-Levisse, who finished 21st overall in a time of 29:41, the Pilots placed 6 runners in the top 68. A field of 255 runners braved temperatures in the upper 20's during the 10K event. Powerhouse programs Northern Arizona, and BYU, finished 1-2.
Oregon's Jessica Hull finished 3rd in the 6K women's race in 19:50, just 8 seconds behind winner Dani Jones of Colorado, leading the Ducks to a 3rd place team finish as well. Jones was the surprise winner of the women's 1500 meter race last May in Eugene at the Prefontaine Classic, running a lifetime best.
Morgan McDonald of Wisconsin was the overall winner of the men's race, contested on his home turf in Madison.
Congrats to coach Rob Conner and the Pilots on another great season of cross-country running on the Bluff!