2006 National Championship Results: RecapsNovember 18, 2006

Men's Recap

WEST CHESTER, Ohio -- Calvin College placed five runners in the top 13 to capture the 2006 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships Saturday at Voice of America Park. The event was hosted by Wilmington College.

The Knights, the 2005 NCAA runners-up, finished with 37 points to easily defeat runner-up New York University, which finished with 92 points.

Allegheny (212), Cortland State (213), St. John's, Minn. (234), Luther (243), Williams (278), The College of New Jersey (301), Wisconsin-Oshkosh (310) and Haverford (314) rounded out the top 10.

Macharia Yuot of Widener, the 2003 and 2005 individual runner-up, captured his first NCAA cross country championship in his final race. Also finishing in the top 10 were Tim Finnegan of Calvin, Julian Boggs of Colorado College, Willy Kaul of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Jed Christensen of Calvin, Ryan Place of Allegheny, Will Leer of Pomona-Pitzer, Nicholas Hird of North Central, James Nally of Cortland State and Tyler Sigl of Wisconsin-Platteville.

Thirty-two teams and 56 individual runners participated in the race, the largest field ever for an NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships.


Women's Recap

WEST CHESTER, Ohio Middlebury College defeated Amherst by the slimmest of margins to win the NCAA Women's Division III Cross Country Championships Saturday at Voice of America Park. The event was hosted by Wilmington College.

Middlebury which won NCAA titles in 2000, 2001 and 2003 totaled 144 points to Amherst's 145. Third-place Calvin was close behind with 149 points.

Rounding out the top 10 were Washington University (186), Tufts (214), Dickinson (225), Grinnell (237), 2004 NCAA champion Williams (238), defending champion Geneseo State (266) and Case Western Reserve (295).

Sarah Zerzan of Willamette won the invididual title, finishing 20 seconds ahead of Dickinson's Caitlin Bradley. Also in the top 10 were Sarah Spencer of Grinnell, Toni Wiszowaty of Plattsburgh State, Beth Herndon of Washington, Christina Overbeck of Calvin, Heather Wilson of Amhert, defending champion Hailey Harren of Gustavus Adolphus, Ellen Davis of Wesleyan and Alexandra Krieg of Middlebury.

Thirty-two teams and 56 individuals participated in the event, marking the largest field ever assembled for an NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships.

-Courtesy Wilmington