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    UConn's Wilson 40th At NCAA Mens Cross Country National Championships

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    Ames, IA (Nov. 20) - The University of Connecticuts Dan Wilson (Sr., West Haven, CT) closed out the final cross country season of his collegiate career on Monday (Nov. 20) as he earned All-American status, as he finished 40th at the 64th NCAA Division I Mens Cross Country Championships in Ames, IA.

    Wilson, who competed as an individual, clocked a time of 31:07.5 in the 10,000m run. The meet marked his first- ever appearance in the championship event. Arkansas, who finished with 83 points in order to secure its 11th national crown, won the team title. Keith Kelly (Providence) led the field as he finished first in a time of 30:14.5.

    A total of 254 student-athletes represented the nations top 31 teams, including 38 competitors who qualified to run individually, even though their schools did not qualify as a team. Wilson qualified for the championships with a fourth place performance at the Northeast Regionals, Nov. 11, in Bronx, NY. In that meet, Wilson finished with a time of 31:03.9.

    Wilson will join the entire track and field squad as the Huskies begin the 2000 indoor season on Sat., Dec. 2, at the Brown Invitational in Providence, RI. This was the same meet in which Connecticut began last season, however, no team scores were kept. Track and field captains for this season are Wilson, Trevor Sykes (Sr., Mid-Distance, Fairhaven, MA) and Laban Marsh (Jr., Sprints/Pole Vault, Erie, PA).

    Top 10 Team Finishes

     1. Arkansas             83
     2. Colorado             94
     3. Providence          121
     4. Stanford            149
     5. Wisconsin           167
     6. Villanova           181
     7. Georgetown          269
     8. Northern Arizona    269
     9. Notre Dame          276
    10. William & Mary      363

    Top 10 Finishers

     1. Keith Kelly, Providence               30:14.5
     2. Stephen Ondieki, Fairleigh Dickinson  30:16.3
     3. Jorge Torres, Colorado                30:21.4
     4. David Kimani, Alabama                 30:21.6
     5. Franklyn Sanchez, Georgetown          30:26.9
     6. Ian Connor, Ohio State                30:29.0
     7. Luke Watson, Notre Dame               30:29.4
     8. Jason Vanderhoof, Wisconsin           30:30.2
     9. Adrian Blincoe, Villanova             30:32.0
    10. Jonathon Riley, Stanford              30:40.6

    UConn Finishers

    40. Dan Wilson 31:07.5