Kathleen Linck and Corey Smith were Georgetown's top finishers today at the NCAA Division I cross-country championships, helping to secure a seventh-place finish for the Hoyas women and an 11th-place finish for the Hoyas men.
Linck, a senior, finished 31st among 212 finishers, completing the five-kilometer course in 17 minutes 33.10 seconds. Smith, a junior, was 45th among 210 finishers, completing the 10-kilometer route in 31:35.90.
Top-ranked Arkansas won the men's team title with 58 points. Wisconsin was second (185) and North Carolina State was third (201). Second-ranked Brigham Young won the women's team title with 72 points. Arkansas was second (125) and top-ranked Stanford was third (127).
David Kimani, a freshman at South Alabama, won the men's individual title in 30:06.60. Erica Palmer, a sophomore at Wisconsin, won the women's individual title in 16:39.50.
Kimani's victory marks the first time South Alabama has won a NCAA championship in any sport.
"I didn't even expect to be in the U.S. this time a year ago," Kimani said. "I knew I had good runners with me, and basically, that was the plan."
The Hoyas women, ranked sixth nationally, totaled 321 points. The Hoyas men, ranked ninth nationally, tallied 354 points. Sophomore Emily Enstice (Georgetown Visitation) finished 52nd and senior Justin McCarthy (Robinson) was 89th.