GopThe University of Minnesota men's cross country team finished 25th this morning at the NCAA Championships, ran on the Furman University Golf Course in Greenville, S.C., with 584 points. The Golden Gophers were one of just nine schools in the nation competing in their fifth straight NCAA meet. Colorado won the national title with 90 points, just edging Stanford (91).
Eastern Michigan's Boaz Chboiywo won the individual title clocking a 28:47, nearly 20 seconds ahead of second-place Jorge Torres of Colorado.
Junior Will McComb placed 72nd to lead the way for the Gophers, running a 30:39 10K. McComb, a native of Port Elgin, Ontario, bettered his time at the Midwest Regional Championships, where he placed second, by over a second to run the eighth-fastest 10K time in school history.
Junior Toby Henkels placed 114th in 31:08, while Ryan Ford finished third for Minnesota placing 151st (31:30). Other Minnesota competitors were freshman Erik Grumstrup (31:49/177th), Andrew Carlson (32:05/ 198th), Josh DoBell (32:34/216th) and Neil Hanson (32:49/224th).
Minnesota Individual Results NCAA Championships Will McComb 30:39 (72) Toby Henkels 31:08 (114) Ryan Ford 31:30 (151) Erik Grumstrup 31:49 (177) Andrew Carlson 32:05 (198) Josh DoBell 32:34 (216) Neil Hanson 32:49 (224)