WSU - Amanda Brewer Finishes 25th, Earns All-American Honors at National Championships
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JOPLIN, Mo. -- Wayne State sophomore Amanda Brewer (Ionia, Mich./Ionia) became the third women's cross country runner in school history to earn All-American honors Saturday after finishing 25th at the Division II National Championships.
Brewer finished with a time of 21:08.2. The race was held on Missouri Southern State University's campus in Joplin, Mo.
"I am so proud of the commitment she made to being a good runner," Wayne State cross country coach Rick Cummins said following the race. "In the process, she decided she could be a national caliber runner. Now she is realizing that being a great runner is possible."
Brewer joined elite WSU company by finishing in the top 40, which designates All-American status. Rachelle Malette was a three-time All-American and Shelly Vickery an All-American in their Warrior careers.
"She has been focused all season," Cummins added. "When I told her that she could be top five in the GLIAC, she hadn't realized how good she was getting. Then top eight in the region was the target. Our region is so tough. Top 10 in our region should be All-American.
"Amanda Brewer made the decision to find out how good she could be and she stayed committed to it."