EVANSVILLE, Ind. – For just the second time in school history, the Augusta University men's cross country team competed at the NCAA Championships and the Jaguars took 23rd out of 32 teams on Saturday morning at Angel Mounds State Park.
Hosted by the University of Southern Indiana and the Evansville Sports Corporation, the 2017 NCAA Championships featured a 10K with 32 of the nation's best teams. Adams State won the event with 44 points, Grand Valley State was second. Colorado Mines third, Western State fourth, and Cal Baptist fifth for the top scoring teams.
Tiffin's James Ngandu won the race in 30:18.8 – averaging a 6:05.9 mile time to best the 249-man competition.
The race was the final competition for Augusta seniors Dylan Forester and Joshua Thompson. Forester fought for 65th overall and led the Jaguars with a time of 32:22.9.
AU junior Daniel Broadhead crossed the line in 33:17.9 to take 124th, Noah Hulett notched 146th (33:37.0), Jacob Poston 150th (33:46.1), and Thompson took 192nd (34:18.3). Hunter Kimball and David Perez-Santiago rounded out the Jags, with Kimball taking 218th (34:49.0) and Perez-Santiago 249th (37:58.8).
Prior to the finals, Augusta won all four regular-season races, claimed the Peach Belt Conference Championship, and carded third at regionals for a historic season under head coach Adam Ward.
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