Originally posted on Nittany Lions Den  |  Last updated 11/13/11
  Well, it’s Sunday. Selection Sunday that is. No, I’m not talking about basketball. There is just as much of a science in selecting the field for the NCAA Cross Country Championships as there is for basketball. Today, it’s all about cross country and the 31 teams who will be making the trek to Terre Haute, Indiana in just about a week. Penn State was in Princess Anne, Maryland on Saturday for the Mid-Atlantic Regional meet. Going into the meet, both squads were ranked 4th in the region and that is just how they finished. The Race The distance of the men’s race increases from 8K to 10K for the final two races of the season – regionals and nationals. The race was won by Donn Cabral of Princeton in 30:30. Cabral was closely followed by Iona transfer Ryan Sheridan  of Villanova (30:38) and Alex Lundy of Georgetown (30:40). See complete results here. The women’s race was won in 21:32 by defending NCAA Champ Sheila Reid of Villanova who was followed closely by Georgetown’s Emil...
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