Nov. 19, 2001
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Baylor cross country runner Kara Newton ran to a 76th place finish at the NCAA Cross Championships here on the Furman cross country course Monday afternoon.
Newton, a senior from Amarillo, Texas turned in a time of 21:54 for the 6K race. Her 76th place finish marked her second best performance ever at an NCAA Championship as she finished 63rd at the meet in 2000, and 193rd in 1998.
Individually, Arizona's Tara Chaplin won the women's race clocking a time of 20:24, while Eastern Michigan's Boaz Chboiywo captured the men's title with a 28:47 performance in the 10K race.
BYU easily took the women's team title scoring 62 points to runner-up N.C. State's 148 total. On the men's side Colorado narrowly edged out Stanford for the crown racking up 90 points to the Cardinal's 91.
Newton and rest of the track and field team will now prepare for the 2001-02 indoor season that is set to begin Sat., Dec. 1 at the Norman Fall Open in Norman, Okla.