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
40. Dan Wilson 31:07.5