Cornerstone - De Young’s All-American run leads Men’s XC to 20th at NAIA Nationals
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VANCOUVER, Wash. – Sophomore Colin DeYoung earned All-American honors for the second straight year as he placed sixth overall individually to lead Cornerstone to 20th at the 2017 NAIA National Championships. The Golden Eagles wrap up their 2017 campaign with their third consecutive trip to the national meet as a team as they now prepare for the indoor Track & Field season that starts on December 2 at Grand Valley State.
After posting an eighth place finish as a team a year ago, the hopes were high entering the national meet for Cornerstone University. A perfect fall day in the Pacific Northwest reflected great times and CU's Colin De Young ran one of them with a 6th place showing in the 8K race in 24:41.
He was followed in scoring by Doug Hollett (57th – 26:03), Zach Feldpausch (120th – 26:41), Travor Curtis (140th – 26:55) and Joey DeBoer (171st – 27:17). Also running for CU was Nate Silvey (27:24) and Denver Daniel (28:46).
British Columbia made it a clean sweep of team titles as they also won the women's race while they were followed by Columbia (Mo.), Oklahoma City, Southern Oregon and Lewis-Clark State (Idaho).
Fellow WHAC schools Indiana Tech and Aquinas placed 12th and 15th respectively.
Cross Country/Track & Field Contact: Aaron Sagraves