TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (11/21/11) - Senior Donn Cabral was 19th overall to lead the Princeton men's cross country team to a 19th place finish at the 2011 NCAA Championships on Monday, Nov. 21 in Terre Haute Ind.
Cabral covered the 10k course in 29:45. At the 5k split Cabral was at 14:47 and with 2k left to go his time was 23:48. Cabral's 19th place finish is the best finish for a Princeton Tiger since 1999 when Paul Morrison finished ninth with a time of 30:42.50. Cabral ran 30:27 one year ago to finish 34th overall.
Cabral earns All-America honors for the sixth time in his career and second time in his cross country career.
The Tigers finished 19th as a team with 474 points.
Sophomore Chris Bendtsen was the second runner across the line for Princeton at 30:48. Sophomore Trevor Udland posted a time of 31:17 and not 10 places back was freshman Eddie Owens and senior Brian Leung at 31:24. Freshman Sam Pons and senior Peter Maag also competed for the Tigers.
Arizona's Lawi Lalang won the ndividual title with a final time of 28:44.1. Wisconsin won the team championship with 97 points, followed by Oklahoma State in second and Colorado in third.
19. Donn Cabral 29:45
101. Chris Bendtsen 30:48
156. Tyler Udland 31:17
165. Eddie Owens 31:24
166. Brian Leung 31:24
223. Sam Pons 32:08
226. Peter Maag 32:11